- The definition of an aura is a characteristic or virtue that embodies a person or a trait or quality that appears to radiate from someone or something.
- 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.
nounpl. auras or aurae
- 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 aurā, breath; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural aurae or auræ or auras)
From Latin aura (“a breeze, a breath of air, the air”), from Ancient Greek αὔρα (aura, “breeze, soft wind”), from ἀήρ (aēr, “air”).
- Mainly used in the U.S.A. in the end of the 19th century.