Saint Elmo's light
noun see Saint Elmo's fire

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Saint Elmo's light — noun an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere • Syn: ↑corona discharge, ↑corona, ↑corposant, ↑St. Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Ulmo s fire, ↑Saint Ulmo s light, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Ulmo's light — noun an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere • Syn: ↑corona discharge, ↑corona, ↑corposant, ↑St. Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s light, ↑Saint Ulmo s fire, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Elmo's fire — or Saint Elmo s light [el′mōz] n. [after St. Elmo, patron saint of sailors] a visible electric discharge (corona) from charged, esp. pointed, objects, as the tips of masts, spires, trees, etc.: seen sometimes during electrical storms …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Elmo's fire — noun an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere • Syn: ↑corona discharge, ↑corona, ↑corposant, ↑St. Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s light, ↑Saint Ulmo s fire, ↑Saint Ulmo s light, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Elmo's fire — noun Etymology: Saint Elmo (Erasmus) died 303 Italian bishop & patron saint of sailors Date: 1753 a flaming phenomenon sometimes seen in stormy weather at prominent points on an airplane or ship and on land that is of the nature of a brush… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Saint Elmo's fire — /el mohz/. See St. Elmo s fire. * * * Glow accompanying the brushlike discharges of atmospheric electricity that usually appears as a tip of light on the extremities of such pointed objects as church towers or the masts of ships during stormy… …   Universalium

  • Saint Ulmo's fire — noun an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere • Syn: ↑corona discharge, ↑corona, ↑corposant, ↑St. Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s light, ↑Saint Ulmo s light, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • St. Elmo's fire — noun an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere • Syn: ↑corona discharge, ↑corona, ↑corposant, ↑Saint Elmo s fire, ↑Saint Elmo s light, ↑Saint Ulmo s fire, ↑Saint Ulmo s light, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • St. Elmo's fire — For other uses, see St. Elmo s fire (disambiguation). St. Elmo s fire on a ship at sea St. Elmo s fire (also St. Elmo s light[1][2]) is a weather phenomenon …   Wikipedia

  • St. El|mo's light — St. El|mo s fire or St. El|mo s light «EHL mohz», a ball of light, due to a discharge of atmospheric electricity, often seen on masts of ships, towers, and the like; corposant. Also, Saint Elmo s fire or light. ╂[< St. Elmo, a Syrian martyr… …   Useful english dictionary

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