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English noun: halo

1. halo (attribute) an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Synonymsaura, aureole, gloriole, glory, nimbus

Broader (hypernym)light, lightness

2. halo (shape) a toroidal shape

SamplesA ring of ships in the harbor.
A halo of smoke.

Synonymsanchor ring, annulus, doughnut, ring

Broader (hypernym)toroid

Narrower (hyponym)fairy circle, fairy ring

3. halo (phenomenon) a circle of light around the sun or moon

Broader (hypernym)atmospheric phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)parhelic circle, parhelic ring, solar halo

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