Search Result for "aura":
1. a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure;
2. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint;
[syn: aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole]
3. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing;
- Example: "an air of mystery"
- Example: "the house had a neglected air"
- Example: "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"
- Example: "the place had an aura of romance"
[syn: air, aura, atmosphere]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aura \Au"ra\, n.; pl. Aur[ae]. [L. aura air, akin to Gr. ?.] 1. Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics. [1913 Webster] Electric aura, a supposed electric fluid, emanating from an electrified body, and forming a mass surrounding it, called the electric atmosphere. See Atmosphere, 2. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
65 Moby Thesaurus words for "aura": air, ambiance, ambience, anthelion, antisun, appearance, aroma, aspect, atmosphere, aureole, blaze of glory, brilliance, brilliancy, character, charisma, circle, climate, corona, countersun, ectoplasm, ectoplasy, effluvium, emanation, envelope, exteriorized protoplasm, feel, feeling, glamour, glory, halo, illustriousness, lunar corona, lunar halo, luster, magic, milieu, mock moon, mock sun, mood, moon dog, mystique, nimbus, note, numinousness, odor, overtone, paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, quality, radiance, rainbow, resplendence, resplendency, ring, semblance, sense, solar corona, solar halo, spirit, splendor, suggestion, sun dog, tone, undertone