• WordNet 3.6
    • n aureole an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
    • n aureole the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aureole (R. C. Theol) A celestial crown or accidental glory added to the bliss of heaven, as a reward to those (as virgins, martyrs, preachers, etc.) who have overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.
    • Aureole A halo, actual or figurative. "The glorious aureole of light seen around the sun during total eclipses.""The aureole of young womanhood."
    • Aureole (Anat) See Areola, 2.
    • Aureole The circle of rays, or halo of light, with which painters surround the figure and represent the glory of Christ, saints, and others held in special reverence.
    • Aureole the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible from earth during a solar eclipse, or in outer space by the use of special instruments; a corona{5.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aureole A luminous emanation or cloud surrounding a figure or an object; an aureola.
    • aureole To surround or invest with an aureole.
    • n aureole The zone of contact-metamorphism about an intrusive igneous mass. It is equivalent to *contact-zone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aureole the aureola: the gold disc round the head in early pictures symbolising glory:
    • n Aureole (fig.) a glorifying halo: a halo of radiating light, as in eclipses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. auréole, fr. L. aureola, (fem adj.) of gold (sc. corona, crown), dim. of aureus,. See Aureate Oriole
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aureolus, dim. of aureus, golden.


In literature:

There was a flash of flame on board, then a kind of burning aureole.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
There was a flash of flame on board, then a kind of burning aureole.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
There was a sound of clarions and of bells and the city as by enchantment shone with an aureole of light.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
Her head hung dejectedly in the cold light of its aureole.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
The moonlight caught her grey hair and burnished it to an aureole of silver.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
But a silver haze, a fairy bloom, an aureole, was mysteriously departed from her.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Then if you get learning you should thank God for having put a mistress over you like an aureole.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Mademoiselle hid his light under a bushel by laying a fold of shawl over his head and aureole.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
St. Denis would have hypothecated his aureole to possess her.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
It spread round the Great Douvre like the aureole of night.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo

In poetry:

And with His aureole
The tresses of my soul
Are blent
In wished content.
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
The Priest saw not my aureole shine!
My sweet wings saw not he!
He graved me with a solemn sign
And laid a name on me.
"The Name" by Anna Hempstead Branch
All Doctors and Confessors,
Martyrs and holy Souls,
Lighten my path of darkness
With your aureoles,
When I come to die.
"The Feast Of St. Silas, Martyr, And Patron Of This Place" by Charles Walter Stansby Williams
Ay, and when his way he found
To the place of singing souls,
And beheld their bright heads crowned
With song-woven aureoles,
"Amaranth" by Victor James Daley
The sombre zone of hills around
That shrink in misty mournfulness from sight,
With sunset aureoles crowned--
Before the night.
"At Winter’s End" by Cale Young Rice
Behind us lay the homely shore
With youthful memories aureoled;
A sky of dazzling blue before,
We sailed a sea of molten gold.
"Transports" by John Le Gay Brereton

In news:

From "Aureole" and "Esplanade" to "Company B," Paul Taylor's reputation has long been crystallized: he is one of the most talented and prolific choreographers in the world, and his output as a dance maker has been resonant for many years.
Before a concert Saturday night in Manhattan by Broadway diva Linda Eder, a group of us dined at Aureole , Charlie Palmer's flagship restaurant in the theater district.
Charlie Palmer brings his celebrated modern-American cuisine to Las Vegas with his dramatic restaurant, Aureole .
The decadent scallop sandwich at Aureole.
Aureole's elegant town-house setting, with a striking wildlife motif in plaster relief gracing creamy-toned walls and accented by handsome flower displays, is the backdrop for Charlie Palmer's captivating cuisine.
Retro Repast Aureole celebrates 20 years in the restaurant business with a culinary step back in time.
Aureole's fried scallop sandwich, originally on the menu in 1988.
Aureole Las Vegas (at Mandalay Bay).

In science:

Green, Ultraviolet Aureole Around a Source at a Finite Distance, Appl.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory