nimbus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

nimbus,

in meteorology, low, dark, formless cloudcloud,
aggregation of minute particles of water or ice suspended in the air. Formation of Clouds

Clouds are formed when air containing water vapor is cooled below a critical temperature called the dew point and the resulting moisture condenses into droplets on
..... Click the link for more information.
 covering the entire sky, from which rain or snow is steadily falling. The term is usually applied to any cloud from which rain descends. Modifications are cumulonimbus, fractonimbus (ragged, broken nimbus), and nimbostratus.

nimbus

(nĭm`bəs), in art, the luminous disk or circle or other indication of light around the head of a sacred personage. It was used in Buddhist and other Asian art and by the early Greeks and Romans to designate gods and heroes and appeared in Christian art in the 5th cent. Although usually a circle or disk, the nimbus has various forms—triangular for God the Father; a circle with a cross for Jesus; a square for a living person; a disk or circle for a saint, with sometimes a band of small stars for the Virgin Mary. In stained glass Jesus and the Virgin were often represented surrounded by an ovoid light called a vesica piscis [Lat.,=fish bladder] (see iconographyiconography
[Gr.,=image-drawing] or iconology
[Gr.,=image-study], in art history, the study and interpretation of figural representations, either individual or symbolic, religious or secular; more broadly, the art of representation by pictures or images, which may or
..... Click the link for more information.
). The square form was symbolic of the material world; the circle symbolized spiritual perfection and eternal blessedness; and the triangle represented eternity and the Trinity. The nimbus is usually of gold and may have a clearly defined outline or the light may be diffused, radiating from the head in lines that melt into the picture. The term aureole may denote a crown or radiance around the head or it may be an oval used as a background for the whole body. When nimbus and aureole are combined for one figure, the illumination is called a glory. An almond-shaped glory is a mandorla. Halo is a nontechnical term to denote either a disk behind the head or a circle surrounding it.

Nimbus

 

a stylized depiction of light about the head, a symbol of holiness or godliness found in medieval Christian and Buddhist art.

nimbus

[′nim·bəs]
(astronomy)
(meteorology)
A characteristic rain cloud; the term is not used in the international cloud classification except as a combining term, as cumulonimbus.

nimbus

A halo or disk of light surrounding the head in representations of divine and sacred personages.

nimbus

The word means rain cloud. Nimbo is used as a prefix for rain clouds (e.g., nimbostratus)

nimbus

cloud of light signifying might, divinely imparted. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]

nimbus

1. 
a. a dark grey rain-bearing cloud
b. (in combination): cumulonimbus clouds
2. 
a. an emanation of light surrounding a saint or deity
b. a representation of this emanation
References in periodicals archive ?
The company's focus on metabolic diseases, cancer and immune-inflammatory disorders reflects the mechanistic relationship between these disorders, and Nimbus' ability to rapidly tackle well validated targets as well as those that have proven intractable to others.
Nimbus joined children's bookstore Woozles, also celebrating its 40th anniversary, for a celebration in the store on May 8, followed by a warehouse party at the new Nimbus location for all delegates on the afternoon of May 9.
Competition from better, imported motorcycles and cheap automobiles impacted Nimbus sales.
Nimbus will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinetico's.
Nimbus invests in European-based industrial companies and has offices in Zeist, the Netherlands, and Munich, Germany.
Thankfully the iPad works with a wide range of controllers, and the (http://www.ibtimes.com/steelseries-nimbus-apple-tv-game-controller-looks-cross-between-playstation-xbox-2092881) SteelSeries Nimbus is one of the best on the market.
Assured Property Group is a partner of the Land Registry which it said meant it could equip Nimbus Maps with the most accurate data available.
The renovation franchise business replaced 26 instances of New Zealand on-premise accounting software Nimbus with a single instance of NetSuite OneWorld.
Nimbus, this month, won another arbitration case against the BCCI, of approximately ` 10 crore, after proving that the Board had defaulted on payment in an agreement for supply of equipment and related services for 2011- 12.
Although the report mentioned that rumours have arisen about Nimbus filing for bankruptcy, the source expressed confidence that Nimbus would not pull out given that it has already paid the first installment of the bank guarantee, although he added that they would have to approach another broadcaster if Nimbus fails to comply with the cut-off date.
3 and 4, the Directors of MacPhersons Resources Limited (ASX:MRP) are pleased to announce continuing successful drilling results at its 100% owned Nimbus Silver-Zinc-Gold Project located 10km east of Kalgoorlie's Super Pit gold mine.
The Discover Video Nimbus Cloud streaming service delivers your live video stream not only to computers running Flash[TM] player (RTMP), but to mobile devices such as Android[TM], Blackberry8 (RTSP), and iOS devices like iPhones[R] and iPads[R] (HLS).