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Meaning of CORONA

Pronunciation:  ku'rownu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long cigar with blunt ends
  2. [n]  (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape
  3. [n]  the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
  4. [n]  one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object
  5. [n]  an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere

CORONA is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: aureole, corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire
 See Also: anatomical structure, arc, bodily structure, body structure, cigar, complex body part, discharge, electric arc, electric discharge, glow, glowing, light, nimbus, nimbus cloud, radiance, rain cloud, spark, structure, visible light, visible radiation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co*ro"na\ (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. {Coron[ae]} (-n?), E.
{Coronas} (-n?z). [L. corona crown. See {Crown}.]
1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward
   for distinguished services.

2. (Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the
   under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as
   to form a drip. See Illust. of {Column}.

3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or
   the skull; a crown.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.

5. (Astrol.) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola,
   which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the
   sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.

6. (Bot.)
   (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often
       forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.
   (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.

7. (Meteorol.)
   (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of
       the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as
       the sun or moon.
   (b) A peculiar phase of the {aurora borealis}, formed by
       the concentration or convergence of luminous beams
       around the point in the heavens indicated by the
       direction of the dipping needle.

8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of
   churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It
   is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged
   pyramidically. Called also {corona lucis}. --Fairholt.

9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the {pause} or {hold}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A ring of tissue arising from the corolla or perianth of a flower and standing between the perianth lobes and the stamens.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: androecium, annular muscle, annulus, anthelion, anther, antisun, areola, aura, aureole, belvedere, box of cigars, calyx, carpel, ceiling fixture, chandelier, chaplet, cheroot, chromosphere, cigar, cigar box, cigar case, cigar cutter, cigarillo, circle, circlet, circuit, circumference, circus, closed circle, colorado, corolla, corolla tube, corona lucis, coronet, countersun, crown, cycle, daystar, diadem, discus, disk, electrolier, epicalyx, eternal return, fairy ring, garland, gasolier, glory, gynoecium, halo, Havana, humidor, lasso, logical circle, loop, looplet, lunar corona, lunar halo, luster, magic circle, megasporophyll, microsporophyll, mock moon, mock sun, moon dog, nimbus, noose, O, orb of day, orbit, paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, perianth, petal, photosphere, pistil, radius, rainbow, receptacle, ring, rondelle, rope, round, roundel, saucer, solar corona, solar flare, solar halo, solar prominence, solar wind, sphincter, stamen, stigma, stinker, stogie, style, sun, sun dog, torus, trichinopoly, vicious circle, wheel, wreath