Definition of halo :
1. A circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other holy persons; a glory; a nimbus.
2. A colored circle around a nipple; an areola.
3. A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same atmospheric conditions.
4. An ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object.
5. To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo.
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roundabout (part of speech: noun)
- That's why you make me so tired- always keeping your martyr's halo polished and handy where you can slip it out of a pocket when you get just what you've been asking for." - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
- If I watched o'er my favorite rose- bud's decay, And mourned that its bright tints were fading away, I knew not an anguish more poignant than this, And the morrow's young brow wore a halo of bliss. - "Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life.", Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney.
- Apparently she was the bearer of this epistle, which would give her a standing at once in the Roman Church, and she came among them with a halo round her from the whole- hearted commendation of the Apostle. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.