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Webster 1913 Edition


Halo

Ha′lo

(hā′lō̍)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Halos
(-lōz)
.
[L.
halos
, acc.
halo
, Gr.
ἄλωσ
a thrashing floor, also (from its round shape) the disk of the sun or moon, and later a halo round it; cf. Gr.
εἰλύειν
to enfold,
ἐλύειν
to roll round, L.
volvere
, and E.
voluble
.]
1.
A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same atmospheric conditions.
2.
A circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other holy persons; a glory; a nimbus.
3.
An ideal glory investing, or affecting one’s perception of, an object.
4.
A colored circle around a nipple; an areola.

Ha′lo

,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Haloed
(-lōd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Haloing
.]
To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo.
The fire
That
haloed
round his saintly brow.
Southey.

Webster 1828 Edition


Halo

HA'LO

,
Noun.
A circle appearing round the body of the sun, moon or stars, called also Corona, or crown. Halos are sometimes white and sometimes colored. Sometimes one only appears, and sometimes several concentric circles appear at the same time.

Definition 2022


Halo

Halo

See also: halo, HALO, haló, halò, halo-, hal-o, and háló

German

Noun

Halo m (genitive Halos, plural Halos or Halonen or Halogene)

  1. halo (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

halo

See also: Halo, HALO, haló, halò, halo-, hal-o, and háló

English

A solar halo.

Noun

halo (plural halos or haloes)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
  4. (religion) nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
  5. The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity.

Synonyms

  • (luminous disc around head of saints in paintings): aureole, nimbus

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

halo (third-person singular simple present haloes, present participle haloing, simple past and past participle haloed)

  1. (transitive) To encircle with a halo.

Translations

Related terms

References

    • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
    • halo” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

    Anagrams


    Breton

    Noun

    halo m

    1. saliva

    Danish

    Noun

    halo c (definite singular haloen, indefinite plural haloer, definite plural haloerne)

    1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

    Dutch

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈɦaː.loː/

    Etymology

    From Latin halos, from Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs, disk of the sun or moon, ring of light around the sun or moon; threshing floor; disk of a shield), itself of unknown origin.

    Noun

    halo m (plural halo's, diminutive halootje n)

    1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon).
    2. Similar visual effect resulting from undesirable, roughly circular spots on an imperfectly developed photograph.

    References

    • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

    Anagrams


    Esperanto

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈhalo/
    • Hyphenation: ha‧lo

    Noun

    halo (accusative singular halon, plural haloj, accusative plural halojn)

    1. hall, very large room

    Finnish

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɑlo

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    halo

    1. Indicative present connegative form of halkoa.
    2. Second-person singular imperative present form of halkoa.
    3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of halkoa.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    halo

    1. halo
    Declension
    Inflection of halo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
    nominative halo halot
    genitive halon halojen
    partitive haloa haloja
    illative haloon haloihin
    singular plural
    nominative halo halot
    accusative nom. halo halot
    gen. halon
    genitive halon halojen
    partitive haloa haloja
    inessive halossa haloissa
    elative halosta haloista
    illative haloon haloihin
    adessive halolla haloilla
    ablative halolta haloilta
    allative halolle haloille
    essive halona haloina
    translative haloksi haloiksi
    instructive haloin
    abessive halotta haloitta
    comitative haloineen
    Derived terms
    • haloilmiö

    Anagrams


    French

    Etymology

    From Latin halos, from Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs, disk of the sun or moon, ring of light around the sun or moon; threshing floor; disk of a shield), itself of unknown origin.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /alo/

    Noun

    halo m (plural halos)

    1. Halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
    2. Similar visual effect resulting from undesirable, roughly circular spots on an imperfectly developed photograph.

    References

    • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

    Anagrams


    Galician

    Verb

    halo

    1. first-person singular present indicative of halar

    Ido

    Noun

    halo (plural hali)

    1. hall, very large room

    Indonesian

    Interjection

    halo

    1. hello

    Latin

    Etymology

    Possibly a denominative verb from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁-s-lo- (with spurious h), from *h₂enh₁- (to breathe), whence animus.[1]

    Pronunciation

    Verb

    hālō (present infinitive hālāre, perfect active hālāvī, supine hālātum); first conjugation

    1. I breathe.

    Inflection

       Conjugation of halo (first conjugation)
    indicative singular plural
    first second third first second third
    active present hālō hālās hālat hālāmus hālātis hālant
    imperfect hālābam hālābās hālābat hālābāmus hālābātis hālābant
    future hālābō hālābis hālābit hālābimus hālābitis hālābunt
    perfect hālāvī hālāvistī hālāvit hālāvimus hālāvistis hālāvērunt, hālāvēre
    pluperfect hālāveram hālāverās hālāverat hālāverāmus hālāverātis hālāverant
    future perfect hālāverō hālāveris hālāverit hālāverimus hālāveritis hālāverint
    passive present hālor hālāris, hālāre hālātur hālāmur hālāminī hālantur
    imperfect hālābar hālābāris, hālābāre hālābātur hālābāmur hālābāminī hālābantur
    future hālābor hālāberis, hālābere hālābitur hālābimur hālābiminī hālābuntur
    perfect hālātus + present active indicative of sum
    pluperfect hālātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
    future perfect hālātus + future active indicative of sum
    subjunctive singular plural
    first second third first second third
    active present hālem hālēs hālet hālēmus hālētis hālent
    imperfect hālārem hālārēs hālāret hālārēmus hālārētis hālārent
    perfect hālāverim hālāverīs hālāverit hālāverīmus hālāverītis hālāverint
    pluperfect hālāvissem hālāvissēs hālāvisset hālāvissēmus hālāvissētis hālāvissent
    passive present hāler hālēris, hālēre hālētur hālēmur hālēminī hālentur
    imperfect hālārer hālārēris, hālārēre hālārētur hālārēmur hālārēminī hālārentur
    perfect hālātus + present active subjunctive of sum
    pluperfect hālātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
    imperative singular plural
    first second third first second third
    active present hālā hālāte
    future hālātō hālātō hālātōte hālantō
    passive present hālāre hālāminī
    future hālātor hālātor hālantor
    non-finite forms active passive
    present perfect future present perfect future
    infinitives hālāre hālāvisse hālātūrus esse hālārī hālātus esse hālātum īrī
    participles hālāns hālātūrus hālātus hālandus
    verbal nouns gerund supine
    nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
    hālāre hālandī hālandō hālandum hālātum hālātū

    Derived terms

    Synonyms

    References

    1. Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag

    Norwegian Bokmål

    Noun

    halo m (definite singular haloen, indefinite plural haloer, definite plural haloene)

    1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

    Norwegian Nynorsk

    Noun

    halo m (definite singular haloen, indefinite plural haloar, definite plural haloane)

    1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

    Polish

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈxalɔ/

    Etymology 1

    From English hallo.

    Interjection

    halo

    1. (when answering the telephone) hello

    Etymology 2

    From Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs).

    Noun

    halo n (undeclinable)

    1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
    2. buzz, hype

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    halo

    1. vocative singular of hala

    Portuguese

    Noun

    halo m (plural halos)

    1. (astronomy) halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
    2. (religion, iconography) halo (luminous disc around the heads of saints)

    Synonyms


    Serbo-Croatian

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    halo m (Cyrillic spelling хало)

    1. (astronomy) halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

    Etymology 2

    From English hallo.

    Interjection

    halo (Cyrillic spelling хало)

    1. (when answering the telephone) hello

    Synonyms


    Spanish

    Noun

    halo m (plural halos)

    1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
    2. halo (nimbus around the head of a holy figure)

    Verb

    halo

    1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of halar.

    Swedish

    Noun

    halo c (definite singular halon, indefinite plural halor / haloer, definite plural halorna / haloerna)

    1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)