The definition of aurora is the goddess of the dawn in Roman mythology, or the specific time of day that is called dawn.(noun)
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.
Meteorologically, an aurora is the result of charged particles colliding, creating bright lights in the sky.(noun)
An example of aurora is when the sun just begins to rise.
See Aurora in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: after the goddess Aurora, prob. because of pleasant connotationscity in NC Colo., near Denver: pop. 276,000
Origin: after the goddess Aurora
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noun pl. au·ro·ras or au·ro·rae (ə-rôrˈē, ə-rōrˈē)
Origin: Middle English, dawn
Origin: , from Latin aurōra; see aus- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Latin Aurōra; see aurora.
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