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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Around them, in a sun's corona, severed legs and arms.
▪ It was immediately surrounded by a glowing octarine corona as the rising magical wind roared past.
▪ Ought he to deal out a full corona pattern?
▪ The flare-like component of a stellar corona is, of course, spectrally harder than the active-region-like component.
▪ The older and rougher the lines, the greater the corona.
▪ The sun was just catching the summit of the opposite hillside, making a corona of light over the towering cypresses.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hold \Hold\ (h[=o]ld), n.

  1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay.

    Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold.

    Thou should'st lay hold upon him.
    --B. Jonson.

    My soul took hold on thee.

    Take fast hold of instruction.
    --Pror. iv. 13.

  2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.

    The law hath yet another hold on you.

  3. Binding power and influence.

    Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest hold of.

  4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.

    If a man be upon an high place without rails or good hold, he is ready to fall.

  5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.

    They . . . put them in hold unto the next day.
    --Acts. iv. 3.

    King Richard, he is in the mighty hold Of Bolingbroke.

  6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold.

    New comers in an ancient hold

  7. (Mus.) A character [thus ?] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from Latin corona "crown, garland" (see crown (n.)).


n. 1 A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services. 2 (context star English) The luminous plasma atmosphere of the Sun or other star, extending millions of kilometres into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse, 3 (context biology English) Any crown-like appendage of a plant or animal. 4 (context electricity English) corona discharge

  1. n. the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse [syn: aureole]

  2. (botany) the trumpet shaped or cup shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower

  3. an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere [syn: corona discharge, corposant, St. Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, electric glow]

  4. one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object

  5. (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape

  6. a long cigar with blunt ends

  7. [also: coronae (pl)]

Corona, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 124966
Housing Units (2000): 39271
Land area (2000): 35.147098 sq. miles (91.030562 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.022597 sq. miles (0.058527 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 35.169695 sq. miles (91.089089 sq. km)
FIPS code: 16350
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 33.869998 N, 117.567783 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 91719 91720
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Corona, CA
Corona, NM -- U.S. village in New Mexico
Population (2000): 165
Housing Units (2000): 118
Land area (2000): 1.022275 sq. miles (2.647680 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.022275 sq. miles (2.647680 sq. km)
FIPS code: 17680
Located within: New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
Location: 34.250498 N, 105.595475 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 88318
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Corona, NM
Corona, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 112
Housing Units (2000): 63
Land area (2000): 0.244176 sq. miles (0.632414 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.244176 sq. miles (0.632414 sq. km)
FIPS code: 13940
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 45.334033 N, 96.764419 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57227
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Corona, SD
Corona (satellite)

The Corona program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assistance from the U.S. Air Force. The Corona satellites were used for photographic surveillance of the Soviet Union (USSR), the People's Republic of China, and other areas beginning in June 1959 and ending in May 1972. The name of this program is sometimes seen as "CORONA", but its actual name "Corona" was a codeword, not an acronym.

Corona (disambiguation)

A corona is the outer atmosphere of a star.

Corona may also refer to:

Corona (band)

Corona is an Italian eurodance act, fronted by Olga Maria De Souza. Originally produced by Francesco "Checco" Bontempi (a.k.a. Lee Marrow) (1st-2nd album), it found success in 1993 with the worldwide hits ” The Rhythm of the Night” and “ Baby Baby”. Later producers include Francesco Conte and Paolo Dughero.


A corona (Latin, ' crown') is an aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and other stars. The Sun's corona extends millions of kilometres into space and is most easily seen during a total solar eclipse, but it is also observable with a coronagraph. The word "corona" is a Latin word meaning "crown", from the Ancient Greek κορώνη (korōnè, “garland, wreath”).

The high temperature of the Sun's corona gives it unusual spectral features, which led some in the 19th century to suggest that it contained a previously unknown element, " coronium". Instead, these spectral features have since been explained by highly ionized iron (Fe-XIV). Bengt Edlén, following the work of Grotrian (1939), first identified the coronal spectral lines in 1940 (observed since 1869) as transitions from low-lying metastable levels of the ground configuration of highly ionised metals (the green Fe-XIV line at 5303 Å, but also the red line Fe-X at 6374 Å). These high stages of ionisation indicate a plasma temperature in excess of 1,000,000 kelvin, much hotter than the surface of the sun.

Light from the corona comes from three primary sources, from the same volume of space. The K-corona (K for kontinuierlich, "continuous" in German) is created by sunlight scattering off free electrons; Doppler broadening of the reflected photospheric absorption lines spreads them so greatly as to completely obscure them, giving the spectral appearance of a continuum with no absorption lines. The F-corona (F for Fraunhofer) is created by sunlight bouncing off dust particles, and is observable because its light contains the Fraunhofer absorption lines that are seen in raw sunlight; the F-corona extends to very high elongation angles from the Sun, where it is called the zodiacal light. The E-corona (E for emission) is due to spectral emission lines produced by ions that are present in the coronal plasma; it may be observed in broad or forbidden or hot spectral emission lines and is the main source of information about the corona's composition.

Corona (beer)

Corona Extra is a pale lager produced by Cervecería Modelo in Mexico for domestic distribution and export to all other countries besides the United States, and by Constellation Brands in Mexico for export to the United States. The split ownership is a result of an anti-trust settlement permitting the merger of Grupo Modelo with AB InBev.

The Corona brand is one of the top-selling beers worldwide. Outside Mexico, Corona is commonly served with a wedge of lime or lemon in the neck of the bottle to add tartness and flavor.

In the United States, Corona Extra is the top selling imported beer.

Corona (optical phenomenon)

In meteorology, a corona (plural coronae) is an optical phenomenon produced by the diffraction of light from the Sun or the Moon (or, occasionally, bright stars or planets) by individual small water droplets and sometimes tiny ice crystals of a cloud or on a foggy glass surface. In its full form, a corona consists of several concentric, pastel-colored rings around the celestial object and a central bright area called aureole. The aureole is often (especially in case of the Moon) the only visible part of the corona and has the appearance of a bluish-white disk which fades to reddish-brown towards the edge. The angular size of a corona depends on the diameters of the water droplets involved: Smaller droplets produce larger coronae. For the same reason, the corona is the most pronounced when the size of the droplets is most uniform. Coronae differ from halos in that the latter are formed by refraction (rather than diffraction) from comparatively large rather than small ice crystals.

Corona (song)

"Corona" is a song by American punk rock trio Minutemen from the album Double Nickels on the Dime, which was composed by the band's lead singer and guitarist D. Boon.

The song was inspired by a day trip the band members (Boon, bassist Mike Watt, and drummer George Hurley) had taken to Mexico on the Fourth of July, 1982. (The same trip also inspired the Mike Watt composition "I Felt Like A Gringo" on Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat.) Moved by some of the more downtrodden elements of the area that he had seen, Boon set about writing a song in sympathy with the people of Mexico.

In contrast to the more frantic hardcore punk tempos of the day, "Corona" uses an almost polka-like country swing rhythm for the song.

The title comes from the beer of the same name.

An early version of the song, as performed by the band on a live video shot by Flipside magazine in 1983, for some reason has the deposit on the bottle being ten cents, not five.

The intro and outro of the song was used as the theme for the MTV stunt show Jackass and its spinoff movies; the soundtrack to the first film also features the full version of the song.

A solo version of the song by D. Boon can be heard on the CD D. Boon and Friends, released in 2003.

The indie rock band Calexico covered "Corona," with mariachi horns, on their 2004 EP Convict Pool. The song has also been covered by the Yonder Mountain String Band and is featured on their live album Mountain Tracks: Volume 4.

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Corona (fictional world)

Corona is the name of the fantasy world in which R.A. Salvatore's The DemonWars Saga and The Highwayman are set.

Corona (planetary geology)

In planetary geology, a corona (plural: coronae) is an oval-shaped feature. Coronae appear on both the planet Venus and Uranus's moon Miranda and may be formed by upwellings of warm material below the surface.

Corona (footballer)

Miguel Ángel García Pérez-Roldán (born 12 February 1981), known as Corona, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Almería in the Segunda División as a midfielder.

Corona (soft drink)

Corona was a brand of carbonated beverage available in the United Kingdom produced by Thomas & Evans Ltd. The firm was created by grocers William Thomas and William Evans when they saw a market for soft drinks caused by the growing influence of the temperance movement in South Wales. The company's first factory was based in Porth, Rhondda, eventually expanding to 87 depots and factories throughout Britain. Corona was sold to The Beecham Group in the 1950s and subsequently to Britvic Soft Drinks, but stopped trading as a brand in the late 1990s.

Corona (gastropod)

Corona is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Orthalicidae.

Snails in this genus are restricted in range to central and northern South America. These snails have medium to large elongated shells.

Corona (novel)

Corona is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Greg Bear.

Corona (typeface)

Corona is a serif typeface, designed by Chauncey H. Griffith, and presented by Mergenthaler Linotype in 1941. It is one of five typefaces in Griffith's 'Legibility Group' which contains typefaces especially well-suited to newsprint. Corona is based on forms of the Ionic type and designed to meet the rigorous requirements of high-speed printing. The font is relatively small, but its narrow widths and large x-height gives an impression of strength and modernity, thus making it a typeface ideal for datasheets and newsletters.

The News 705 typeface by Bitstream team is almost identical to Corona.

Corona (comics)

Corona, in comics, may refer to:

  • Corona, an alias used by the Eternal Thena
  • Corona (DC Comics), a fire elemental and DC Comics cosmic entity
  • Corona, a Marvel Comics character and member of The Initiative-incarnation of The Order
  • Corona, the alias adopted by Dagny Forrester
  • Corona, a mutant from the alternate future of Here Comes Tomorrow
Corona (LIRR station)

Corona was a station stop along the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in the Corona section of Queens, New York City. It was one of two station built by the Flushing Railroad in Corona, this one having been at Grand Avenue (later called National Avenue, now National Street) and 45th Avenue. The station first opened as Fashion Race Course in March 1855, then renamed West Flushing, once the West Flushing station at 108th Street closed and possibly when the race track it was named for closed in 1869, and later renamed Corona around June 1872 when the Post Office was opened under the name of Corona. The race pens were located on this street which led directly north to the Fashion Race Course.

Service opened on April 2, 1855. The second depot built in September or October 1872 and was burned down on December 9, 1880. The former Corona Park depot from the White Line, abandoned four years earlier was moved to the site as a replacement around 1890 and was itself razed around September 1894. The fourth depot was built in September 1894 and was razed in 1930 due to a grade crossing elimination project. A temporary station was put in service to the south of the former location on May 8, 1930. Elevated platforms were constructed in mid-October, 1930, with westbound platforms opening on October 13 and eastbound platforms opening on October 17. The station stop was discontinued on April 8, 1964, the same year that the World's Fair station re-opened.

Corona (company)

The Alexandria confectionery & chocolate company (Corona) was established in 1919 by Tomy Khresto, to become the first confectionery and chocolate company in the Egyptian market.

After the 23 July Revolution, the company became a public sector company in 1963 through the process of nationalization by which the revolution's government took over almost all of the private companies and personally owned assets. In 2000, the company was privatized again when it was sold to Samcrete Egypt.

Corona (solitaire)

Corona is a relatively long and difficult solitaire game using two decks. According to SolSuit Solitaire, there is only a 1 in 25 chance of winning (SolSuit). The object of the game is to move all of the cards to the Foundations.

Corona (Takemitsu)

Corona is an experimental classical composition for pianist by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. It was finished in 1962.


CORONA was an unmanned prototype of a reusable single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle developed by Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau from 1992 to 2012. As of the 2013 work curtailed due to lack of funding.

Corona (software)

Corona SDK is a software development kit (SDK) developed by Corona Labs Inc. Corona SDK allows software programmers to build mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Kindle, desktop applications for Windows and OS X, and connected TV applications for Apple TV and Android TV.

Corona uses integrated Lua layered on top of C++/ OpenGL to build graphic applications. The software has two subscription tiers: the free Corona SDK and the paid Corona Enterprise. A Corona Enterprise subscription adds the ability to use native code in app development.

Corona (restaurant)

__NOTOC__ Restaurant Les Saison, part of Hotel Corona, was a restaurant located in The Hague, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in the period 1988-1992.

In the time of the Michelin stars, head chef was Robert Kranenborg.

Hotel Corona is located in three 17th century buildings, within sight of the Dutch parlementary buildings. It reopened after an extensive renovation in January 2012.

Restaurant Les Saison closed down in 1992. Partly, because head chef Kranenborg moved on to La Rive in Amsterdam. But also because the owners, Heineken International, sold the hotel to Ad Ph. Siliakus. The new owner, later Chagall Hotels & Restaurants and Hampshire Hospitality & Leisure, wanted a brasserie instead of a fine dining restaurant.

Corona (surname)

Corona is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alessandro Corona (born 1972), Italian rower
  • Bert Corona (1918–2001), American labor and civil rights leader
  • Fabrizio Corona (born 1974), Italian photographer, media personality and actor
  • Fernando Corona (known as "Murcof", born 1970), Mexican electronica artist
  • Heriberto Jara Corona (1879–1968), Mexican revolutionary and politician
  • Isabela Corona (1913–1993), Mexican actress
  • Javier Corona (1927–2003), Mexican–American diplomat and restaurateur
  • Jesús Corona (born 1993), Mexican football winger
  • John Corona (born 1988), American ice dancer
  • José de Jesús Corona (born 1981), Mexican footballer
  • Juan Corona (born 1934), Mexican-American serial killer
  • Leonardo Corona (1561–1605), Italian Renaissance painter
  • Manuel Corona (1880–1950), Cuban musician
  • Puccio Corona (1942–2013), Italian journalist and television presenter
  • Renato Corona (1948–2016), former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
  • Salvador Corona (1895–1990), Mexican–American bullfighter and artist
  • Vittorio Corona (1948–2007), Italian journalist

Usage examples of "corona".

But these precautions availed him nothing against the impetuous onslaught of the French, who in a few days had taken Annona, Arezzo, Novarro, Voghiera, Castelnuovo, Ponte Corona, Tartone, and Alessandria, while Trivulce was on the march to Milan.

When he stopped down its brilliance in his optics, he perceived the disk maned with corona and elflock prominences, winged with zodiacal light.

He found a mapping to a point-exit only a hundred million miles from its fiery corona, and he entered back into the manifold to complete this simple fallaway from one window to another.

This stretching taut of the penile skin significantly increases the sensitivity of the frenulum and glans as he forms a ring with his thumb and index finger and clasps just below the corona.

Corona and northern Oronesia must work out a means of defending the Hesperian Sea.

Even the hoodlike envelopes of the corona were invisible, lost in the pixie-dust glitter of the inner coma.

He gasped as the shuttle rolled and its entire side opened A corona of superheated air ripped past, lethally beautiful on the far side of a mono-permeable field of force.

LSD afterglow conferred, some milky corona, like almost a halo of approved grace, made all the milkier by the faultless nonchalance of a Moms who made it clear that his value was not contingent on winning first or even second prize, ever.

La cerimonia non fu lunga ma semplice, patriarcale, al cospetto della maggior parte di quei prodi romani, che facevano corona alla bellissima coppia.

Aboard the Seacraft, which was also rented, Stranahan found an Igloo cooler with two six-packs of Corona and a couple of cheap spinning rods that the killer had brought along just for looks.

Even got a sixpack of Corona, so we could pretend we were party animals.

Before I continue I should tell you that we attached to our telelens a cinematic spectroscope, the better to ascertain changes of elements taking place within the corona.

Wheatly sat on the big sofa, mostly ignoring the mug of coffee Vidalia had insisted someone bring him, while other officers, Jimmy Corona and his long-time partner, fellow former Chicago cop Colby Benton among them, were upstairs, doing whatever it was cops did in cases like this.

Through the near porthole Defoe saw the green-brown limb of the planet rising to greet him, edged by a thin corona of atmosphere.

But the prominences are rarely large enough to be noticed by the naked eye, while the streamers of the corona, stretching far away in space, like ghostly banners blown out from the black circle of the obscuring moon, attract every eye, and to this weird apparition much of the fear inspired by eclipses has been due.