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Meaning of HALO

Pronunciation:  'heylow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
  2. [n]  a circle of light around the sun or moon
  3. [n]  a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"

HALO is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: anchor ring, annulus, anulus, aura, aureole, doughnut, gloriole, glory, nimbus, ring
 See Also: atmospheric phenomenon, fairy circle, fairy ring, light, lightness, parhelic circle, parhelic ring, solar halo, toroid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ha"lo\, n.; pl. {Halos}(?). [L. halos, acc. halo, Gr. ? a
    thrashing floor, also (from its round shape) the disk of the
    sun or moon, and later a halo round it; cf. Gr. ? to enfold,
    ? to roll round, L. volvere, and E. voluble.]
    1. A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round
       the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the
       refraction of light through crystals of ice in the
       atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white
       bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same
       atmospheric conditions.
    2. A circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented
       in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other
       holy persons; a glory; a nimbus.
    3. An ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception
       of, an object.
    4. A colored circle around a nipple; an areola.
  2. \Ha"lo\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Haloed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as
    with, a halo.
          The fire That haloed round his saintly brow. --Sothey.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a halo. means that you are a perfectionist.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: annular muscle, annulation, annulus, anthelion, antisun, areola, aura, aureola, aureole, blaze of glory, brilliance, brilliancy, chaplet, charisma, circle, circuit, circumference, circus, closed circle, corona, coronet, countersun, crown, cycle, diadem, disc, discus, disk, envelope, eternal return, fairy ring, garland, glamour, glory, illustriousness, lasso, logical circle, loop, looplet, lunar corona, lunar halo, luster, magic, magic circle, mock moon, mock sun, moon dog, mystique, nimbus, noose, numinousness, O, orbit, paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, radiance, radius, rainbow, resplendence, resplendency, ring, rondelle, round, roundel, saucer, solar corona, solar halo, sphincter, splendor, sun dog, vesica, vicious circle, wheel, wreath