The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
nounplural halos, plural haloes
1Art Religionaureola femininehalo masculineyour halo's slipping — estás perdiendo la aureola humorous
- When used for human figures, the halo represents holiness or sanctity, and its iconography is developed to mark important distinctions between the figures represented.
- Egyptian sun disks became the halos of Catholic saints.
- Auras are not to be confused with the aureoles or halos of saints, which are devices of Christian iconography used to depict the radiance of light associated with divine infusion.
- Later, we will learn that the halos worn by saints in devotional art are based on the depiction of the divine in Egyptian art.
- In the Trecento version, the two saints are recognised by their halos; beside Peter stands the king wearing his crown.
- H.R.Madhusudan, Science Educator at the Planetarium, said ice crystals in the earth's atmosphere caused the solar halo.
- Blue Moons, Harvest Moons, halos, waxing, waning and lunacy - where do Moon superstitions come from and how many of them have a basis in fact?
- According to authorities, normal astronomical phenomena such as a solar halo, or the refraction of water are usually reported during the day.
- I've never seen such a brilliant halo about the moon.
- But what about that halo around the half-moon tonight?
3literary(ring)halo masculine literarya halo of golden hair — un halo de cabellos dorados literary
- So a halo appears around my available presence indicator, denoting ‘super interruptible’.
- Some analysts have even claimed the group of North American fund managers seeking change are ‘greenmailers with halos round their heads’.
- Gabe and Isaiah fought to look innocent so badly that I could almost see halos floating above their heads.
- Oh yes, you expected me to have a halo above my head in this whole situation, right?
- There will most probably be never that one single purpose to chase after, there would never be that singular moment of absolute meaning and sense when I would be bestowed with a golden halo hovering above my head.
- As an autumn wind makes mischief with David McLetchie's remaining locks, Annabel Goldie draws an imaginary halo above his head, while Bill Aitken pulls a face.
- Handley JA always appeared with a halo above his head to mark his manifest saintliness, a point picked up with typical understatement in the essay on him.
- After performing a good deed, he's also stuck with a halo above his head.
- They walk down the red carpet of fame with this tremendous halo of ego surrounding them, and they give very little back, if anything.
- A hundred years ago, similar mafias existed all across the region, they still have a halo surrounding them as if they are fighters for justice.
- That's right, Gary Coleman, broken halo and all.
- She even looked normal-looking (i.e. halo and queenly demeanor left at home) sources say.
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