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NIMBUS (nimbi)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nimbus mean? 

NIMBUS (noun)
  The noun NIMBUS has 2 senses:

1. a dark grey cloud bearing rain
2. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

  Familiarity information: NIMBUS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NIMBUS (noun)

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A dark grey cloud bearing rain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


nimbus; nimbus cloud; rain cloud

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

cloud (a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude)

Meronyms (parts of "nimbus"):

aureole; corona (the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse)

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


gloriole; halo; aura; aureole; nimbus; glory

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

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

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