Part of speech: noun

A luminous circle, as around the moon.

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Usage examples "halo":

  1. A sort of halo of faint and caressing light surrounded it; but it seemed a thing rather vague, almost a thing of dreams. - "The Way of Ambition", Robert Hichens.
  2. I tried to persuade myself that it was well for me that all this was now over, and that an honest existence was now about to open to me,- an existence in which my good mother's lessons would avail me more, stimulate me to the right and save me from the wrong, and give to the humblest cares of daily labor a halo that had never shone on my life of splendor. - "That Boy Of Norcott's", Charles James Lever.
  3. Worthy citizens read the description of history with interest when the halo of Royalty is round it. - "One of Our Conquerors, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.