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au·ra

 (ôr′ə)
n. pl. au·ras or au·rae (ôr′ē)
1. An invisible emanation or field of energy believed to radiate from a person or object.
2. A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; an atmosphere: An aura of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters.
3. Medicine A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine.

[Middle English, gentle breeze, from Latin, from Greek aurā, breath; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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aura

(ˈɔːrə)
n, pl auras or aurae (ˈɔːriː)
1. a distinctive air or quality considered to be characteristic of a person or thing
2. any invisible emanation, such as a scent or odour
3. (Pathology) pathol strange sensations, such as noises in the ears or flashes of light, that immediately precede an attack, esp of epilepsy
4. (Alternative Belief Systems) (in parapsychology) an invisible emanation produced by and surrounding a person or object: alleged to be discernible by individuals of supernormal sensibility
[C18: via Latin from Greek: breeze]
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au•ra

(ˈɔr ə)

n., pl. au•ras, for 3, au•rae (ˈɔr i)
1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability.
2. a light or radiance claimed to emanate from the body and to be visible to certain individuals with psychic or spiritual powers.
3. a sensation, as of a glowing light or an aroma, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek: breath (of air)]
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aura

1. The pulsating field of energy which surrounds living things.
2. An energy field perceived as surrounding the human body which aura analysts describe as a cloud of light that radiates from a person, rather like the phosphorescence of some sea creatures.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aura - a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizureaura - 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
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.aura - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saintaura - 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"
3.aura - a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thingaura - a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
mystique - an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
note - a characteristic emotional quality; "it ended on a sour note"; "there was a note of gaiety in her manner"; "he detected a note of sarcasm"
vibe, vibration - a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively; "that place gave me bad vibrations"; "it gave me a nostalgic vibe"
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aura

noun air, feeling, feel, quality, atmosphere, tone, suggestion, mood, scent, aroma, odour, ambience, vibes (slang), vibrations (slang), emanation She had an aura of authority.
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aura

noun
A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic:
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Translations
جَو ، شُعور مُمَيَّز
aura
auraudstråling
aura
aura
blær, ára
オーラ
aureolė
auragaisotnestarojums
aureola

aura

[ˈɔːrə] N (auras, aurae (pl)) [ˈɔːriː] (= atmosphere) → aura f, halo m (Rel) → aureola f
a mystic auraun halo místico
an aura of doomun halo fatídico
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aura

[ˈɔːrə] n (= air, appearance) → aura f
an aura of sth → une aura de qch
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aura

nAura f (geh), → Fluidum nt (geh); he has an aura of saintliness about himihn umgibt eine Aura der Heiligkeit (geh), → er steht im Nimbus der Heiligkeit; she has an aura of mystery about hereine geheimnisvolle Aura (geh)or ein geheimnisvoller Nimbus umgibt sie; an aura of sophisticationein Flair ntvon Kultiviertheit; he has an aura of calmer strömt or strahlt Ruhe aus; it gives the hotel an aura of respectabilityes verleiht dem Hotel einen Anstrich von Seriosität
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aura

[ˈɔːrə] naura
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aura

(ˈoːrə) noun
a particular feeling or atmosphere. An aura of mystery surrounded her.
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au·ra

n. aura, síntoma premonitorio de un ataque epiléptico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aura

n aura
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References in classic literature ?
Because, though I don't believe in auras, and think Theosophy's only a halfway-house--"
Clare had studied the curves of those lips so many times that he could reproduce them mentally with ease: and now, as they again confronted him, clothed with colour and life, they sent an AURA over his flesh, a breeze through his nerves, which wellnigh produced a qualm; and actually produced, by some mysterious physiological process, a prosaic sneeze.
Every breath of Porthos, thus vivifying the match, sent towards this heap of bodies a phosphorescent aura, mingled with streaks of purple.
There is an aura of things hostile, made manifest by messengers refined for the senses to know; and this aura he felt, but knew not how he felt it.
"Et cela doit signifier," said she, "qu'il y aura le dedans un cadeau pour moi, et peut-etre pour vous aussi, mademoiselle.
The turkey-buzzard (vultur aura, or golden vulture), when on the wing, is one of the most specious and imposing of birds.
She was very sensitive to impressions, and it was not strange, after all, that this aura of a traveller from another world should so affect her.
I used to imagine them falling to the ground in showers of microscopic cinders as fast as they entered his whiskey-sodden aura. No one loved him, not even germs, while he loved only whiskey, and still he lived.
We have now only to mention the turkey-buzzard (Vultur aura), and the Gallinazo.
Enough then, that I not only recognised my natural body from the mere aura and effulgence of certain of the powers that made up my spirit, but managed to compound a drug by which these powers should be dethroned from their supremacy, and a second form and countenance substituted, none the less natural to me because they were the expression, and bore the stamp of lower elements in my soul.
I exude it round me; it is an aura. I tell you, coz, that no man can come within seventeen feet of me without catching a spark.
The condition of true naming, on the poet's part, is his resigning himself to the divine aura which breathes through forms, and accompanying that.