- An example of someone who had an aura of generosity is Mother Theresa.
- An example of something that has an aura is an angel emanating light.
- an invisible emanation or vapor, as the aroma of flowers
- a particular atmosphere or quality that seems to arise from and surround a person or thing: enveloped in an aura of grandeur
- a field of energy thought by some to emanate from all things in nature and to be visible to certain persons with psychic powers
- Med. a warning sensation that precedes a seizure or other neurological disorder
Origin of auraMiddle English ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek ; from Indo-European an unverified form awer-: for base see wind
nounpl. au·ras or au·rae
- An invisible emanation or field of energy believed to radiate from a person or object.
- A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; an atmosphere: An aura of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters.
- Medicine A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine.
Origin of auraMiddle English, gentle breeze, from Latin, from Greek aur&amacron;, breath; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural aurae or auræ or auras)
- Distinctive atmosphere or quality associated with something.
- (parapsychology) An invisible force surrounding a living creature.
- (medicine) Perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.
- (medicine) Telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure.
From Latin aura (“a breeze, a breath of air, the air”), from Ancient Greek αὔρα (aura, “breeze, soft wind”), from ἀήρ (aēr, “air”).
- A female given name shortened from Aurelia.
- Mainly used in the U.S.A. in the end of the 19th century.