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ha·lo

 (hā′lō)
n. pl. ha·los or ha·loes
1.
a. A luminous ring or disk of light surrounding the heads or bodies of sacred figures, such as saints, in religious paintings; a nimbus.
b. A ring or disk resembling the halo of a sacred figure: "She had a halo of red hair floating over a delicate ivory face" (Judith Ortiz Cofer).
c. A feeling of glory, reverence, or admiration associated with a person or thing: "By the 1930s, insulin's halo had begun to tarnish, for it became clear that patients who had the illness ... were prone to problems of the small blood vessel" (James S. Hirsch).
2.
a. A circular band of colored light around a light source, as around the sun or moon, caused by the refraction and reflection of light by ice particles suspended in the intervening atmosphere.
b. A roughly spherical region of relatively dust-free space surrounding a galaxy and extending beyond the visible parts of the galaxy. Galactic halos contain stars (often located in globular clusters), gas, and dark matter.
tr.v. ha·loed, ha·lo·ing, ha·loes
To encircle with a halo.

[Medieval Latin halō, from accusative of Latin halōs, from Greek, threshing floor, disk of or around the sun or moon.]

halo

(ˈheɪləʊ)
n, pl -loes or -los
1. (Art Terms) a disc or ring of light around the head of an angel, saint, etc, as in painting or sculpture
2. the aura surrounding an idealized, famous, or admired person, thing, or event
3. (Physical Geography) a circle of light around the sun or moon, caused by the refraction of light by particles of ice
4. (Astronomy) astronomy a spherical cloud of stars surrounding the Galaxy and other spiral galaxies
vb, -loes, -los, -loing or -loed
to surround with or form a halo
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin halōs circular threshing floor, from Greek]
ˈhalo-ˌlike adj

ha•lo

(ˈheɪ loʊ)

n., pl. -los, -loes, n.
1. Also called nimbus. the representation, as in pictures or statuary, of a radiant light, usu. in the shape of a disk, ring, or rayed form, above or around the head of a divine, holy, or greatly exalted personage.
2. something suggesting such a light or shape.
4. any of a variety of bright circles or arcs centered on the sun or moon, caused by the refraction or reflection of light by ice crystals suspended in the earth's atmosphere (disting. from corona).
v.t.
5. to surround with a halo.
v.i.
6. to form a halo.
[1555–65; < Latin, acc. of halōs circle round sun or moon < Greek hálōs orig., disk, threshing floor]

halo-

a combining form meaning “salt” (halophyte), “halogen” (halothane).
[< Greek, comb. form of háls salt]

ha·lo

(hā′lō)
A hazy ring of colored light in the sky around the sun, the moon, or a similar bright object. It is caused by the reflection and refraction of light through ice crystals suspended in the upper atmosphere.

halo


Past participle: haloed
Gerund: haloing

Imperative
halo
halo
Present
I halo
you halo
he/she/it haloes/halos
we halo
you halo
they halo
Preterite
I haloing
you haloing
he/she/it haloing
we haloing
you haloing
they haloing
Present Continuous
I am haloing
you are haloing
he/she/it is haloing
we are haloing
you are haloing
they are haloing
Present Perfect
I have haloed
you have haloed
he/she/it has haloed
we have haloed
you have haloed
they have haloed
Past Continuous
I was haloing
you were haloing
he/she/it was haloing
we were haloing
you were haloing
they were haloing
Past Perfect
I had haloed
you had haloed
he/she/it had haloed
we had haloed
you had haloed
they had haloed
Future
I will halo
you will halo
he/she/it will halo
we will halo
you will halo
they will halo
Future Perfect
I will have haloed
you will have haloed
he/she/it will have haloed
we will have haloed
you will have haloed
they will have haloed
Future Continuous
I will be haloing
you will be haloing
he/she/it will be haloing
we will be haloing
you will be haloing
they will be haloing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haloing
you have been haloing
he/she/it has been haloing
we have been haloing
you have been haloing
they have been haloing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haloing
you will have been haloing
he/she/it will have been haloing
we will have been haloing
you will have been haloing
they will have been haloing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haloing
you had been haloing
he/she/it had been haloing
we had been haloing
you had been haloing
they had been haloing
Conditional
I would halo
you would halo
he/she/it would halo
we would halo
you would halo
they would halo
Past Conditional
I would have haloed
you would have haloed
he/she/it would have haloed
we would have haloed
you would have haloed
they would have haloed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halo - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a sainthalo - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
lightness, light - the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
2.halo - a toroidal shapehalo - a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
fairy circle, fairy ring - a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium
toroid - the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus
3.halo - a circle of light around the sun or moon
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
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

halo

noun ring of light, aura, corona, radiance, nimbus, halation (Photography), aureole or aureola The sun had a faint halo round it.
Translations
هالَة الشَّمس أو القَمَرهالَه حَول الرأس في صورَه
svatozářsvětelný kruh kolem slunce nebo měsíce
gloriekoronalysring
halokehäsädekehä
तेजोमंडल
glórianapgyűrűfényudvar
geislabaugurrosabaugur
輪っか
ratilas
apdārzsnimbs
aureolahalo
halosvätožiaražiara
nimbusoreolнимбусореол
gloria
haleayla

halo

[ˈheɪləʊ] N (halo(e)s (pl)) → halo m, aureola f

halo

[ˈheɪləʊ] n
[saint, angel] → auréole f
[sun] → halo m

halo

n pl <-(e)s> (of saint, fig iro) → Heiligenschein m; (Astron) → Hof m, → Halo m (spec); his halo slippeder büßte seinen Heiligenschein ein
vt (fig)umrahmen

halo

[ˈheɪləʊ] n (of saint) → aureola (Astron) → alone m

halo

(ˈheiləu) plural ˈhalo(e)s noun
1. a ring of light round the sun or moon.
2. a similar ring of light round the head of a holy person in a picture etc.

ha·lo

n. aureola.
1. área del seno de tono más oscuro que rodea el pezón;
2. círculo de luz;
___ signseñal de muerte fetal.

halo

n halo m
References in classic literature ?
The lobster was instantly surrounded by a halo of pleasing reminiscences, and curiosity about `the charming young ladies' diverted his mind from the comical mishap.
While the eyes of the sisters were endeavoring to catch glimpses through the trees, of the flood of golden glory which formed a glittering halo around the sun, tinging here and there with ruby streaks, or bordering with narrow edgings of shining yellow, a mass of clouds that lay piled at no great distance above the western hills, Hawkeye turned suddenly and pointing upward toward the gorgeous heavens, he spoke:
Now, Hepzibah had unconsciously flattered herself with the idea that there would be a gleam or halo, of some kind or other, about her person, which would insure an obeisance to her sterling gentility, or, at least, a tacit recognition of it.
Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignominy in which she was enveloped.
And, so musing, he fell asleep, and dreamed he saw her coming bounding towards him, just as she used to come, with a wreath of jessamine in her hair, her cheeks bright, and her eyes radiant with delight; but, as he looked, she seemed to rise from the ground; her cheeks wore a paler hue,--her eyes had a deep, divine radiance, a golden halo seemed around her head,--and she vanished from his sight; and Tom was awakened by a loud knocking, and a sound of many voices at the gate.
1] We throw a halo of heroism around the life of the soldier and the sailor, because of the deadly dangers they are facing all the time.
They are the most striking and lovely part of their outfit - a halo don't BEGIN.
the lungs fill, and instantly discharge a shriek, or a yell, or a howl which bursts the listening ear and surprises the owner of it into saying words which would not go well with a halo if he had one.
Never had the impenetrable atmosphere of illusion through which women behold the man of their choice -- the atmosphere which had blinded her to all that was weak, selfish, and mean in Frank's nature -- surrounded him with a brighter halo than now, when she was pleading with the father for the possession of the son.
Even when golden hair, like her own, lay in a halo on a pillow round the worn face of a little boy, and he said, with a radiant smile, "Dear papa and mamma, I am very sorry to leave you both, and to leave my pretty sister; but I am called, and I must go
There were some people slinking about as usual when we passed out into the street, who were evidently anxious to speak with him; but there was something so conclusive in the halo of scented soap which encircled his presence, that they gave it up for that day.
The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe.