noun, plural auras or for 3, aurae [awr-ee] .
a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness.
a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.
Pathology. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek: breath (of air) Unabridged


[awr-uh] .
noun Classical Mythology.
a companion of Artemis who bore twins to Dionysus. Zeus changed her into a spring because, in a fit of madness, she had killed one of her children. Unabridged
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aura (ˈɔːrə)
n , pl auras, aurae
1.  a distinctive air or quality considered to be characteristic of a person or thing
2.  any invisible emanation, such as a scent or odour
3.  pathol strange sensations, such as noises in the ears or flashes of light, that immediately precede an attack, esp of epilepsy
4.  (in parapsychology) an invisible emanation produced by and surrounding a person or object: alleged to be discernible by individuals of supernormal sensibility
[C18: via Latin from Greek: breeze]

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1859, "subtle emanation around living beings;" earlier "gentle breeze" (late 14c.), from L. aura "breeze, wind, air," from Gk. aura "breath, breeze," from PIE base *awer-.
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aura au·ra (ôr'ə)
n. pl. au·ras or au·rae (ôr'ē)
A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine.

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Example sentences for aura
Press and television had created an aura, not of victory, but defeat.
Aura eventually disappears, which causes the world to decline.
Aura eventually gives him a new bracelet called the dawn bracelet.
Headache with the features of migraine without aura usually follows the aura symptoms.
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