Aura definition

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A particular atmosphere or quality that seems to arise from and surround a person or thing.

Enveloped in an aura of grandeur.

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An invisible emanation or field of energy believed to radiate from a person or object.
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(med.) A warning sensation that precedes a seizure or other neurological disorder.
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A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; an atmosphere.

An aura of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters.

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(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.
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A field of energy thought by some to emanate from all things in nature and to be visible to certain persons with psychic powers.
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Distinctive atmosphere or quality associated with something.
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A female given name shortened from Aurelia.
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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.
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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.

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(medicine) Perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.
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(medicine) Telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure.
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An invisible emanation or vapor, as the aroma of flowers.
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(parapsychology) An invisible force surrounding a living creature.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aura
Plural:
aur, aurae, auras

Origin of aura

  • Middle English gentle breeze from Latin from Greek aurā breath wer-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aura (“a breeze, a breath of air, the air”), from Ancient Greek αὔρα (aura, “breeze, soft wind”), from ἀήρ (aēr, “air”).

    From Wiktionary