nimbus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nim'bus), [key]
— pl. -bi -bus•es.
- a shining cloud sometimes surrounding a deity when on earth.
- a cloud, aura, atmosphere, etc., surrounding a person or thing: The candidate was encompassed with a nimbus of fame.
- halo (def. 1).
- the type of dense clouds or cloud mass with ragged edges, that yields rain or snow; a rain cloud.
- (cap.)one of a series of polar-orbiting meteorological and environmental research satellites, the last of which Nimbus 7, launched 1978, was the first satellite designed to monitor atmospheric pollutants.
- nimbus (Thesaurus)