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Nimbus \Nim"bus\, n.; pl. L. Nimbi, E. Nimbuses. [L., a rain storm, a rain cloud, the cloudshaped which enveloped the gods when they appeared on earth.]

  1. (Fine Arts) A circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints, and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo. See Aureola, and Glory, n., 5.

    Note: ``The nimbus is of pagan origin.'' ``As an attribute of power, the nimbus is often seen attached to the heads of evil spirits.''

  2. (Meteor.) A rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud.


alt. (context rare English) (plural of nimbus English) n. (context rare English) (plural of nimbus English)

  1. n. a dark gray cloud bearing rain [syn: nimbus cloud, rain cloud]

  2. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint [syn: aura, aureole, halo, glory, gloriole]

  3. [also: nimbi (pl)]


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Nimbi may refer to:

  • A game invented by Piet Hein (Denmark)
  • A plural of nimbus (disambiguation)

Usage examples of "nimbi".

The vast expanse of the Nimbi Array was receiving just one signal to the exclusion of all else.

After a few seconds of staring through the snow at the prison entrance and the nimbi of the bright yellow lights on the walls, he was interrupted by the arrival of another police snocat.

There were large nimbi and small nimbi about their drooping heads, but the face was always the same.

The lights of the base buildings were surrounded by faint nimbi of humidity.