from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cloudy radiance said to surround a classical deity when on earth.
- n. A radiant light that appears usually in the form of a circle or halo about or over the head in the representation of a god, demigod, saint, or sacred person such as a king or an emperor.
- n. A splendid atmosphere or aura, as of glamour, that surrounds a person or thing.
- n. A rain cloud, especially a low dark layer of clouds such as a nimbostratus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A circle of light; a halo.
- n. A gray rain cloud.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints, and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo. See aureola, and glory, n., 5.
- n. A rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cloud or system of clouds from which rain is falling; a rain-cloud. See cloud .
- n. In art and Christian archæol., a halo or disk of light surrounding the head in representations of divine or sacred personages; also, a disk or circle sometimes depicted in early times round the heads of emperors and other great men.
- n. In heraldry, a circle formed of a single line, drawn around the head and disappearing where it seems to go behind it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
- n. a dark grey cloud bearing rain
Halos: Also known as a nimbus, icebow or Gloriole, a halo is an optical phenomenon that appears near or around the Sun or Moon, and sometimes near other strong light sources such as street lights.
I mean,in the anime you may see a car and guns here and there but they arent exactly everywhere and play no part whatsoever in the story,yet here goku has a car called nimbus instead of a cloud.
This glory was called nimbus, or aureola, and is defined by
The spikes are sun rays, he says, and the circle is "simply a halo or what in art is called a nimbus, showing she is divine."
These sometimes compulsive, sometimes alienating liberties are contained here in the voice of another of his neurotic escapees from the culture, which in Pierre's terms is a "nimbus" of blasted morals and unchecked market forces.
I mean,yellow-green piccolo,an emo school boy goku im 95% sure there will be a "i cant do this,i cant beat this guy" "no you can beat him,believe in yourself!" talk in final battle and a lara-croft rip-off bulma…I also make a wild guess that yellow car will take place of the "nimbus"
Normally, when Judas is depicted, he is distinguished from the other apostles and saints because he has no halo or "nimbus".
Figg found himself watching her in a familiar way, with a softening of his feelings toward her, and a kind of nimbus of light around her presence.
Shimoda had theorized that women of Gelmann's ilk possessed a sixth sense or power, a kind of nimbus of concentrated maternal energy tendrils which they could fling out with a single word or gesture to stun anyone within range like emotional nematocysts.
Teachers of great spirituality have this "nimbus" of golden yellow, with a border of beautiful blue tint, strongly in evidence.