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nim·bus

 (nĭm′bəs)
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.

[Latin, cloud; see nebh- in Indo-European roots.]
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nimbus

(ˈnɪmbəs)
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]
ˈnimbused adj
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nim•bus

(ˈnɪm bəs)

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]
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nim·bus

(nĭm′bəs)
A rain cloud.
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nimbus

Thick grey generally shapeless clouds that form at about 1.3 mi (2km).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nimbus - a dark grey cloud bearing rainnimbus - a dark grey cloud bearing rain  
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
aureole, corona - the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
2.nimbus - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saintnimbus - 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"
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nimbus

noun halo, atmosphere, glow, aura, ambience, corona, irradiation, aureole Kevin was surrounded by a nimbus of sunlight.
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Translations

nimbus

[ˈnɪmbəs] N (nimbi or nimbuses (pl)) → nimbo m
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nimbus

n
(Liter: = halo) → Nimbus m (geh), → Heiligenschein m
(Met) ? cumulonimbus
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nimbus

[ˈnɪmbəs] nnembo
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