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aura

Noun

1 a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure
2 an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint [syn: aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole]
3 a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance" [syn: air, atmosphere] [also: aurae (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From (aura) " breeze, soft wind", from (aēr) "air".

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The distinctive atmosphere or quality associated with someone or something.
  2. An invisible force surrounding a living creature.
  3. An inner or special power/energy mentioned of in graphic novels (manga) Ex: In the Manga/Anime series Yu Yu Hakusho, the amount of power someone has is measured by their Aura
  4. The perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.
  5. The telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: au·ra
  • Rhymes: -ɑurɑ
  • [ˈɑurɑ]

Etymology 1

From earlier *atra < *arthra, borrowed from a language, compare Old Norse arðr.

Noun

  1. plough

Derived terms

Etymology 2

aura.

Noun

  1. aura

Anagrams

French

Etymology 1

Noun

aura

Etymology 2

Verb

aura
  1. third-person singular simple future of avoir

Extensive Definition

Aura may refer to:
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In music:
In other uses:
aura in Bulgarian: Аура
aura in Catalan: Aura
aura in Danish: Aura (flertydig)
aura in German: Aura
aura in Spanish: Aura
aura in Esperanto: Aura
aura in French: Aura
aura in Galician: Aura
aura in Italian: Aura (disambigua)
aura in Hebrew: הילה
aura in Dutch: Aura
aura in Norwegian: Aura
aura in Portuguese: Aura (desambiguação)
aura in Russian: Аура
aura in Slovak: Aura
aura in Finnish: Aura
aura in Swedish: Aura (olika betydelser)
aura in Turkish: Aura (anlam ayrım)

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