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Definitions of nimbus
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. Webster Dictionary DB
A rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud. Webster Dictionary DB
In art, the halo or cloud of light surrounding the heads of divinities, etc.; a rain cloud. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
The rain-cloud: (paint.) the circle of rays round the heads of saints, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
Meteor. A dark, heavy, rain bearing cloud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
Art. A halo of light and glory encircling the head, as of christ or a saint. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
The rain-cloud; in anc. myth., the cloud of light around the person of a god when he appeared on earth; the circle of light around the heads of saints; a halo. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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