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n. pl. nim·bi (-bī′) or nim·bus·es
1. A cloudy radiance said to surround a classical deity when on earth.
2. A radiant light that appears usually in the form of a circle or halo about or over the head in the representation of a god, demigod, saint, or sacred person such as a king or an emperor.
3. A splendid atmosphere or aura, as of glamour, that surrounds a person or thing.
4. A rain cloud, especially a low dark layer of clouds such as a nimbostratus.
n, pl -bi (-baɪ) or -buses
1. (Physical Geography)
a. a dark grey rain-bearing cloud
b. (in combination): cumulonimbus clouds.
2. (Art Terms)
a. an emanation of light surrounding a saint or deity
b. a representation of this emanation
3. a surrounding aura or atmosphere
[C17: from Latin: cloud, radiance]
n., pl. -bi (-bī), -bus•es.
1. (in classical myth) a cloud that sometimes surrounds a deity appearing on earth.
2. a cloud, aura, atmosphere, etc., surrounding a person or thing.
4. the type of dense cloud that yields rain or snow.
[1610–20; < Latin: cloud; akin to Latin nebula, Greek nephélē, néphos cloud]
A rain cloud.
Thick grey generally shapeless clouds that form at about 1.3 mi (2km).
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|Noun||1.||nimbus - a dark grey cloud bearing rain |
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
|2.||nimbus - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint|