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HALO (haloes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does halo mean? 

HALO (noun)
  The noun HALO has 3 senses:

1. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
2. a toroidal shape
3. a circle of light around the sun or moon

  Familiarity information: HALO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HALO (noun)


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Meaning:

An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gloriole; halo; aura; aureole; nimbus; glory

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

light; lightness (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures)


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Meaning:

A toroidal shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

anchor ring; annulus; anulus; doughnut; halo; ring

Context examples:

a ring of ships in the harbor / a halo of smoke

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

toroid (the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus)

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

fairy circle; fairy ring (a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium)


Sense 3halo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A circle of light around the sun or moon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

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

atmospheric phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere)

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

parhelic circle; parhelic ring; solar halo (a luminous halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere)


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