What does the word nimbus mean?

Usage examples for nimbus

  1. She saw him halt, and fling up his arms, as if apostrophizing Heaven, as if asking a question of the stars that twinkled in the wide- flung nimbus of the moon. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  2. From the top of a hill they saw Madrid in the twilight, covered with fog; and in the streets newly opened between the sides of sand, the lights of the gas- lamps sparkled in a nimbus of rainbow.... – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  3. The rest of the nimbus was shining, and amidst the general blaze Tycho stood out like a sun. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne