Associations to the word «Halo»


HALO, noun. (astronomy) A circular band of coloured light, visible around the sun or moon etc., caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
HALO, noun. (astronomy) A cloud of gas and other matter surrounding and captured by the gravitational field of a large diffuse astronomical object, such as a galaxy or cluster of galaxies.
HALO, noun. Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
HALO, noun. (religion) nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
HALO, noun. The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity.
HALO, verb. (transitive) To encircle with a halo.
HALO, noun. (aviation) (parachuting) High altitude, low opening. — a type of skydiving, where you leave the launch platform from a high altitude, and open the parachute at a very low altitude.
HALO, noun. Hazardous area life-support organisation.
HALO, noun. High altitude, low orbiting. Used in reference to certain aviation crafts. For example, weather balloons, when at maximum altitude are considered HALOs.
HALO BLIGHT, noun. A bacterial disease of bean plants, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola.
HALO EFFECT, noun. A cognitive bias in which judgment of somebody's character is influenced by an overall impression of him or her.
HALO NUCLEUS, noun. (physics) An atomic nucleus whose radius is appreciably larger than that predicted by the liquid drop model (wherein the nucleus is assumed to be a sphere of constant density).

Dictionary definition

HALO, noun. An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint.
HALO, noun. A toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke".
HALO, noun. A circle of light around the sun or moon.

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