Halo meaning

hālō
To encircle with a halo.
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To encircle with a halo.
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Salt.

Halophyte.

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The splendor or glory with which a famed, revered, or idealized person or thing is invested.
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Halogen.

Halocarbon.

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A symbolic disk or ring of light shown around or above the head of a saint, etc., as in pictures; nimbus.
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Having to do with a salt.

Halophyte.

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Of the sea.

Halobiont.

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Having to do with a halogen.

Haloid.

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A hazy ring of colored light in the sky around the Sun, Moon, or a similar bright object. A halo is caused by the reflection and refraction of light through atmospheric ice crystals.
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The definition of a halo is a ring of light that encircles something bright, or a ring of light over the head of an angel or other spiritual being, or a feeling of glory or reverence that surrounds a person or thing.

An example of a halo is a ring of light around the moon.

An example of a halo is the feeling that all children in a family are special because the parents are special; the halo effect.

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(aviation, parachuting) High Altitude, Low Opening. — a type of skydiving, where you leave the launch platform from a high altitude, and open the parachute at a very low altitude.

When you have enough experience, you can do a HALO jump.

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Hazardous Area Life-Support Organisation.
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HALO also means High Altitude, Low Orbiting. As used in reference to certain aviation crafts. For example, weather balloons, when at maximum altitude are considered HALO's.
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Origin of halo

  • < Gr hals (gen. halos), salt, hence sea

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Medieval Latin halō from accusative of Latin halōs from Greek threshing floor, disk of or around the sun or moon

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

  • French from Greek from hals hal- salt, sea sal- in Indo-European roots

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