halo
I. noun (plural halos or haloes) Etymology: Latin halos, from Greek halōs threshing floor, disk, halo Date: 1603 1. a circle of light appearing to surround the sun or moon and resulting from refraction or reflection of light by ice particles in the atmosphere 2. something resembling a halo: as a. nimbus b. a region of space surrounding a galaxy that is sparsely populated with luminous objects (as globular clusters) but is believed to contain a great deal of dark matter c. a differentiated zone surrounding a central zone or object d. an orthopedic device used to immobilize the head and neck (as to treat fracture of neck vertebrae) that consists of a metal band placed around the head and fastened to the skull usually with metal pins and that is attached by extensions to an inflexible vest — called also halo brace 3. the aura of glory, veneration, or sentiment surrounding an idealized person or thing II. transitive verb Date: 1801 to form into or surround with a halo <
rainbows haloed the waterfalls — Michael Crawford
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of light) / ,


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