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AURORA (aurorae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Aurora mean? 

AURORA (noun)
  The noun AURORA has 3 senses:

1. the first light of day
2. an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
3. (Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos

  Familiarity information: AURORA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AURORA (noun)


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Meaning:

The first light of day

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

sunrise; first light; dayspring; daybreak; dawning; dawn; cockcrow; break of the day; break of day; aurora; sunup; morning

Context examples:

we got up before dawn / they talked until morning

Hypernyms ("aurora" is a kind of...):

hour; time of day (clock time)


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Meaning:

An atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("aurora" is a kind of...):

atmospheric phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere)

Meronyms (parts of "aurora"):

streamer (light that streams)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aurora"):

aurora australis; southern lights (the aurora of the southern hemisphere)

aurora borealis; northern lights (the aurora of the northern hemisphere)


Sense 3Aurora [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Roman deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans)

Domain category:

Roman mythology (the mythology of the ancient Romans)


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