a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere:
an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness.
a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.
Pathology. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.
noun (pl) auras, aurae (ˈɔːriː)
a distinctive air or quality considered to be characteristic of a person or thing
any invisible emanation, such as a scent or odour
(pathol) strange sensations, such as noises in the ears or flashes of light, that immediately precede an attack, esp of epilepsy
(in parapsychology) an invisible emanation produced by and surrounding a person or object: alleged to be discernible by individuals of supernormal sensibility
1870 in spiritualism, “subtle emanation around living beings;” earlier “characteristic impression” made by a personality (1859), earlier still “gentle breeze” (late 14c.), from Latin aura “breeze, wind, air,” from Greek aura “breath, breeze,” from PIE root *awer- (see air (n.1)).
aura au·ra (ôr’ə)
n. pl. au·ras or au·rae (ôr’ē)
A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine.
of or relating to an . of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing. Contemporary Examples If your ears are tired of slick auto-tuned vocals, pick up this disk for an aural detox. The Best Albums of 2014 Ted Gioia December 12, 2014 The biggest problem with lifestyle-driven music criticism is […]
of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing. Historical Examples He could hear them aurally now, but he kept watching them, esper-fashion. The Legion of Lazarus Edmond Hamilton adjective of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing; auricular adjective of or relating to an aura adj. 1847, “pertaining to […]
a yellow, crystalline solid, C 17 H 22 ClN 3 , soluble in water, alcohol, and ether, used chiefly as a dye for paper and leather. Historical Examples One of these dyes is a fine basic yellow known as “auramine,” which is a derivative of diphenylmethane. Coal Raphael Meldola It is interesting to notice that […]