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abbreviation 
  1. (parachuting) High Altitude, Low Opening.
    When you have enough experience, you can do a HALO jump.

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noun (pl2=haloes)
  1. (context, astronomy) A circular band of coloured light, visible around the sun or moon etc., caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
  2. Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
  3. (context, religion) nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
  4. the metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surround an idealized entity
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, aureool, n)
  • French:
  • German: Heiligenschein
  • Italian: nimbo(it)m
verb 
  1. (transitive) To encircle with a halo.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: van een (t, nl, aureool) voorzien(nl)
Etymology: From halos, from á (haloos) 'treshing floor, (sun/ ...) disk, halo', itself of unknown origin, one theory being from Persian ÙÙÙ (HAALE) 'Circle around moon is seen at nights due to vapors'.:Used in English since 1563, sense of light around someone's head since 1646


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