Definitions of aurora

  1. the first light of day; " we got up before dawn"; " they talked until morning"
  2. goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos
  3. an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
  4. ( Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos
  5. The rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the redness of the sky just before the sun rises.
  6. The rise, dawn, or beginning.
  7. The Roman personification of the dawn of day; the goddess of the morning. The poets represented her a rising out of the ocean, in a chariot, with rosy fingers dropping gentle dew.
  8. A species of crowfoot.
  9. The aurora borealis or aurora australis ( northern or southern lights).
  10. The rising light of the morning; the dawn or dayspring.
  11. Auroral.
  12. The dawn: in poetry, the goddess of dawn.
  13. The goddess of morning; the dawning light.
  14. A brilliant nocturnal radiance of the sky, in northern latitudes called aurora borealis or northern lights, in southern latitudes called aurora australis or southern lights.
  15. The glow of early morning; dawn.
  16. The Roman goddess of dawn.
  17. The goddess of the morning or dawn; the rising light of the morning. Aurora borealis, the northern aurora, an extraordinary luminous appearance or meteor frequently visible in northern latitudes, which usually appears in streams of light ascending toward the zenith from a dusky line a few degrees above the horizon; the northern lights or streamers. The Aurora australis, a corresponding phenomenon in the southern hemisphere.
  18. The rising light of the morning; the plant crowfoot.

Usage examples for aurora

  1. Now I reappear armed with powers to give her a free course, and she, that abject whom you beheld recently renouncing me, is, you will see, the young Aurora she was when she came striking at my door on the upper Alp. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Why, them lads o' t' Aurora as they say Kinraid shot down had fathers and mothers, maybe, a looking out for them to come home. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  3. They do not suggest what the aurora is nor why its appearance should have this effect. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  4. The Aurora sailed four days ago. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  5. When the first light of the aurora broke the sky, he looked out again; - and the first glimmerings of the morning in the wood were more dreadful than the deepest darkness of the past night. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  6. Our hero took up his quarters at the only respectable hotel in the town, and whenever he could meet an officer of the Aurora he very politely begged the pleasure of his company to dinner. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  7. He don't blame Mrs. Champney for feeling as she does 'bout Aurora Googe. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  8. The Aurora or northern lights, is as purely an affair of the earth as is a thunderstorm, and its explanation belongs to the subject of terrestrial magnetism. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  9. He began a series of letters to the Philadelphia Aurora and other papers, and on December 30, 1799, issued them in a volume entitled " Letters on Various Interesting and Important Subjects, many of which have appeared in the Aurora – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  10. If we arrive before the sunrise, there is no aurora to herald it, for in the absence of atmosphere there can be no sort of twilight. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  11. Aurora respectful to the artist, talked in a whisper. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  12. A thousand vows cover the paper, where all the roses of aurora are reflected; a thousand kisses are planted on the words, which seem born from the first glance of the sun. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  13. We mustn't mind anything, Aurora – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  14. The red aurora of an autumnal morning has given promise of a brilliant day; and as if to keep that promise, a golden sun, already some degrees above the horizon, is gradually mounting into a canopy of cloudless blue. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. And it is true that just then Aurora was happy. – The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  16. But the nights in these cold northern latitudes are made bright and beautiful by the aurora borealis, which flashes across the sky, and is of the same nature as lightning, only that it travels through a higher region of the air. – The Boy's Book of Heroes by Helena Peake
  17. It follows from this that the aurora even during a minimum year is a permanent natural phenomenon. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  18. To leave Aurora meant the surrender of all hope in the mines, the confession of another failure. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  19. The conflict was long and furious, for Memnon, too, had a suit of armor made for him by Vulcan, at the request of his goddess mother Aurora and in strength and courage he was almost equal to Achilles. – The Story of Troy by Michael Clarke
  20. I will forbear, therefore, any attempt at portraiture, and merely mention the superb aurora borealis which illuminated several nights of the autumn of 1859, perceptibly affecting the brightness of the atmosphere, while we lay becalmed a little north of the tropics. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan