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Definitions and Synonyms of halo | Another word for halo | What is halo?

Definition 1: an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for halo in the sense of this definition

(halo is a kind of ...) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

"he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

Definition 2: a circle of light around the sun or moon - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(halo is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere

(... is a kind of halo ) a luminous halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere

Definition 3: a toroidal shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where halo or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ring of ships in the harbor
  • a halo of smoke

Synonyms for halo in the sense of this definition

(halo is a kind of ...) the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus

(... is a kind of halo ) a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium

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