au·ra /ˈɔrə/ 名詞
Au·ra n.; pl. Auræ
1. Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.
2. Med. The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics.
Electric aura, a supposed electric fluid, emanating from an electrified body, and forming a mass surrounding it, called the electric atmosphere. See Atmosphere, 2.
n 1: a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that
precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a
migraine attack or epileptic seizure
2: an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a
saint [syn: aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole]
3: a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or
thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected
air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's
headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance" [syn: air,
[also: aurae (pl)]