noun \ˈr-ə\

: a special quality or feeling that seems to come from a person, place, or thing

Full Definition of AURA

a :  a subtle sensory stimulus (as an aroma)
b :  a distinctive atmosphere surrounding a given source <the place had an aura of mystery>
:  a luminous radiation :  nimbus
:  a subjective sensation (as of lights) experienced before an attack of some disorders (as epilepsy or a migraine)
:  an energy field that is held to emanate from a living being

Examples of AURA

  1. <the monastery perched high on a mountaintop had an aura of unreality and mystery about it>
  2. <alternative medical treatments that rely on the practitioner's ability to detect a patient's aura>

Origin of AURA

Middle English, from Latin, puff of air, breeze, from Greek; probably akin to Greek aēr air
First Known Use: 1694

Rhymes with AURA


noun \ˈr-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural auras also au·rae \-ē\

Medical Definition of AURA

: a subjective sensation (as of voices or colored lights or crawling and numbness) experienced before an attack of some nervous disorders (as epilepsy or migraine)


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