Definition of nimbus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnɪmbəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪmbəs//
    (specialist) Sky
    jump to other results
  1. 1[countable, usually singular, uncountable] a large grey rain cloud See related entries: Sky
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] a circle of light
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘cloud, aureole’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nimbus