nimbus nimbus  /ˈnɪm bəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a dark grey cloud bearing rain
  2. (n) an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Usage(s):

  1. But your eyes aren't meant to fall on any one thing; you are meant to be enveloped in a sort of ur-American nimbus that recalls every place and no place.
  2. But on a deeper level, Wyatt is making another pilgrimage, a modern Pilgrim's Progress, and there is a kind of nimbus about him at the end.
  3. The city streets are awash with neon in candy pink and pistachio green, and each streetlight is ringed by a delicate nimbus suggesting warm, humid tropical air.

News

  • Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

    Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds. Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde has made a name for himself as a sculptor of clouds. His Nimbus series captures the fleeting ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. The Times' critic Ben Brantley commented: "Ms Johansson melts into her character so thoroughly that her nimbus of celebrity disappears."
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Ben Brantley Source: Entertainmentwise

  2. Len agreed, adding, "You flew off that stage like Harry Potter on a Nimbus 2000. It was full of energy. The lifts were effortless. I wish we had more than a 10 to give."
    on May 22, 2007 By: Len Goodman Source: Entertainment Tonight

  3. "There is no problem with the Ordinance for us and the licencee (Nimbus). We completely agree with that. But there are certain technicalities, the signals are going out of India to Gulf and other places, which is affecting the revenue of Nimbus and...
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Sharad Pawar Source: Hindu

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