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aurora borealis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An aurora that occurs in northern regions of the earth. Also called northern lights.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The aurora of the northern hemisphere

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A luminous meteoric phenomenon, visible only at night, and supposed to be of electrical origin. This species of light usually appears in streams, ascending toward the zenith from a dusky line or bank, a few degrees above the northern horizon; when reaching south beyond the zenith, it forms what is called the corona, about a spot in the heavens toward which the dipping needle points. Occasionally the aurora appears as an arch of light across the heavens from east to west. Sometimes it assumes a wavy appearance, and the streams of light are then called merry dancers. They assume a variety of colors, from a pale red or yellow to a deep red or blood color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the aurora of the northern hemisphere

Etymologies

New Latin aurōra boreālis : Latin aurōra, dawn + Latin boreālis, northern.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin aurora borealis, from Latin Aurora ("Roman goddess of the dawn") + borealis ("northern") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Celestial Three: Black wings, a veil of shifting aurora borealis color drapes her from head to shoulders, hiding her features except for the black cherry-red tendrils of hair snaking and twisting from beneath the veil; a burgundy gown clings to her curves, its corseted bodice providing a display shelf for her smooth and rounded cleavage.

    Etched in Bone

  • A magnificent display of the aurora borealis followed, rolling its curtains of delicate fire across a surface of reflected brilliance.

    Castles of Steel

  • Even the undulating aurora borealis at its center seemed dimmed, its colors mere ghosts of blue, purple, and green.

    Etched in Bone

  • Only in lowly Moss, where the talented human boy had deflected the clouds of ash with his sigil, had the aurora borealis shone on unimpeded.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • The aurora borealis painted palpitating color revels on the sky.

    A DAUGHTER OF THE AURORA

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  • named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas

    February 24, 2008