Aurora, or the dawn.
- Meteorologically, an aurora is the result of charged particles colliding, creating bright lights in the sky.
An example of aurora is when the sun just begins to rise.
- The definition of aurora is the goddess of the dawn in Roman mythology, or the specific time of day that is called dawn.
An example of the Aurora is the goddess whose siblings are Sol (the sun) and Luna (the moon).An example of an aurora is the Northern Lights.
- Rom. Myth. the goddess of dawn: identified with the Greek Eos
- the dawn
- aurora australis or aurora borealis
- any of various luminous phenomena, similar to the aurora borealis, in the atmosphere of a planet
Origin of AuroraL, literally , dawn: for Indo-European base see east
Origin of Auroraafter the goddess Aurora, probably because of pleasant connotations city in NC Colo., near Denver
- city in NE Ill., near Chicago
Origin of Auroraafter the goddess Aurora
- A city of north-central Colorado, a residential suburb of Denver.
- A city of northeast Illinois on the Fox River west of Chicago. It developed as an industrial center.
nounpl. au·ro·ras or au·ro·rae
- A luminous atmospheric phenomenon appearing as streamers or bands of light sometimes visible in the night sky in northern or southern regions of the earth. It is thought to be caused by charged particles from the sun entering the earth's magnetic field and stimulating molecules in the atmosphere.
- The dawn.
Origin of auroraMiddle English, dawn, from Latin aur&omacron;ra; see aus- in Indo-European roots.
- au·ro′ral, au·ro′re·an
Origin of AuroraLatin Aur&omacron;ra; see aurora.
(plural auroras or aurorae)
From Latin aurora (“dawn”).
From Latin Aurora.