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

     

    nimbus

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈnɪmbəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪmbəs//
     
    (specialist) Sky
     
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  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 Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘cloud, aureole’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nimbus