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Nimbus meaning

nimbus - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints, and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo. See Aureola, and Glory, n., 5.
  2. 2. A rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud.
  3. 3. In art, the halo or cloud of light surrounding the heads of divinities, etc.; a rain cloud.
  4. 4. The rain- cloud; a halo or aureole.

nimbus - examples of usage

  1. The gas- lights have no heart in them, and each wears a nimbus. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. Clouds of nimbus closed on the woody horizon, and we had a day of rain. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
  3. A substantial shower fell about 9 A. M., and the horizon was gradually shut in by clouds of nimbus. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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