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Definition of the noun aura

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noun - plural: auras / aurae (less preferred form)

  1. a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  2. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
  3. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
    • example: the place had an aura of romance
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of aura: air / atmosphere
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific words:
      • mystique = an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
      • note = a characteristic emotional quality
      • vibration / vibe = a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

Alternative definition of the noun aura


  1. Distinctive atmosphere or [l, en, quality] associated with something.
  2. An invisible force surrounding a living creature.
  3. Perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.
  4. [medicine] Telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a [l, en, seizure].


  1. Aura a.k.a. The Aura River is a river in south-western Finland. Its sources are in the town of Oripää, and it flows through Pöytyä, Aura and Lieto before discharging into the Archipelago Sea in the middle of the city of Turku. The Aura River is brown. The total length of the river is about 70 kilometres, and it contains eleven rapids, the biggest of which is Nautelankoski at Lieto. The reserve tap water for Turku Region is drawn from the Aura river, the city's secondary waterworks being situated by the Halinen rapids.
    • also known as 奧拉河
    • part of Finland
  2. The Aura is a mixed-use skyscraper being built in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the final phase of a series of new condominiums near College Park in Toronto's Downtown Yonge district. It is part of the Residences of College Park project. Construction began in January 2010.
  3. Aura is a small unincorporated community in Arvon Township of Baraga County in the U.S. state of Michigan. With coordinates of 46°51′46″N 88°19′07″W / 46.86278°N 88.31861°W, the area is approximately 12 miles northeast of L'Anse and four miles east of Pequaming.
  4. AURA a.k.a. AURA Travel: AURA is a holiday rental marketplace offering search, listing and booking facilities to property owners and travelers.
  5. The Aura is a river in Nesset Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It starts from Lake Aursjøen and flows first to the west, then north-west through the village of Eikesdalen, and empties into the large lake Eikesdalsvatnet.
  6. The Aura is an 8 kilometres tributary of the Sinn River in Bavaria, Germany.
  7. Aura is one of the woredas in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Administrative Zone 4, Aura is bordered on the southwest by Ewa, on the west by Gulina, on the north by Teru, and on the east by Administrative Zone 1; the Logiya River defines part of its southeastern boundary. The largest settlement in Aura is Derayitu.
  8. Aura a.k.a. Aura, New Jersey: Aura is an unincorporated community located within Elk Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Aura's, Aura an der Saale, Aura im Sinngrund.


  1. Aura a.k.a. Aura Dione: Maria Louise Joensen, professionally known as Aura Dione, is a multi-platinum selling Danish recording artist of Faroese, Spanish, French and Danish origin. In 2008 she released her debut album, Columbine. The album spawned the hit single "I Will Love You Monday" which reached number one in Germany, achieved over 80 million video views and was certified platinum. After winning the European Border Breaker Award in 2011, Aura won Best Female Artist and Hit of the Year for Geronimo in the Danish Music Awards 2012 and Female Artist of the Year in 2013; she is one of Denmark's top two female recording artists and one of Germany's top three.
  2. Aura a.k.a. Aura Kasih is an Indonesian singer, film and TV actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Aura Lee, Aura Barr, Aura Satz, Juan Aura, Luis Aura, Aura Aurea, Aura Grady, Aura Lewis and many others.


  1. AurA Was a rock band formed in April 2007 in Worcestershire, England.
  2. Aura is a symphonic Gothic/power metal band from Russia.
    • albums: "Призрак Судьбы", "Вдохновение", "Комета"
  3. Aura is an Italian musical group.
    • album: "A Different View From the Same Side"
  4. AURA is a musical group.
  5. Aura is a musical group.
    • album: "Wenn du allein bist"

There are other groups with in their name, like Aura's, Aura Mesy, Aura Noir, Aura Hiemis, High Aura'd, Wicked Aura Batucada and Aura - the source of trance.


  1. Aura: Morgan DuBay was married to an up-and-coming young attorney and the mother of an infant daughter, she was also one of the most successful models in America. She resigned from modeling at the height of her career opting to spend more time with her family. During her hiaetus she found that she had gained the supranormal ability to generate colorful waves of force. Using this ability, she assumed the role of the costumed superheroine, Aura.
  2. Aura is a fictional character from the 2011 film Best Intentions.

There are other characters with in their name, like Princess Aura.


  1. "Aura" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga, taken from her third studio album, Artpop. It was written by Gaga herself, along with Zedd and psychedelic trance duo Infected Mushroom. The song was performed live during Gaga's iTunes Festival headlining and it was used in the trailer for Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, in which Gaga co-stars. Even though it was not released digitally, nor to the radio, "Aura" managed to enter the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs.
  2. "Aura" is a concept album by Miles Davis, produced by Danish composer/trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg, released in 1989. All compositions and arrangements are by Mikkelborg, who created the suite in tribute when Davis received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in December 1984, the year Decoy was released.
    • genre: Jazz fusion
    • released on (26 years ago)
    • award:
      • Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo nomination for Miles Davis
      • Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album nomination for Miles Davis
      • Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Soloist), received by Miles Davis
      • Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album (Artist), received by Miles Davis
  3. "Aura" is the ninth studio album by British rock band Asia, recorded in 2000 at Loco Studios, South Wales and first released in the same year.
  4. "Aura" is the 2011 studio album by Kool Savas.
    • released on (4 years ago)
    • award: - Echo Award for Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist nomination for Kool Savas
  5. "Aura" is the ninth studio album by The Mission. Released in 2001, it was their first studio album since Blue in 1996. The album was also released as a slipcased limited edition 2CD set. The bonus disc features the original version of "In Denial", two videos - "Evangeline" and "Deliverance", interview footage and a weblink.
  6. "Aura" is an album by the Finnish rock group CMX. The album gained the band its first near-hit single and some commercial airplay with "Ruoste". Although many people consider Aura to be the band's seminal record, at this point many older fans were already scoffing at the more streamlined, acoustic songs and mellow soundscapes as compared to their earlier hardcore steamrolling. However, Aura pretty much defines the band's sound up to this day, with a mixture of heavy and light elements and songwriting reminiscent of 1960s and 1970s progressive rock.
  7. "Aura" is the second studio album by The Alpha Conspiracy, released in 2004.
  8. "Aura" is a 2006 studio album by Yvonne Catterfeld.
    • released on (9 years ago)
    • award: - Echo Award for Best National Rock/Pop Female Artist nomination for Yvonne Catterfeld
  9. "Aura" is a musical single of Tides From Nebula.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  10. "Aura" is a musical album of Saor.
    • released on
  11. "Aura" is a musical EP of Bölzer.
    • released on
  12. "Aura" is a musical EP of Vinterriket.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  13. "Aura" is a musical album of Griefrain.
    • released on
  14. "Aura" is a musical album of King Sunny Ade & His African Beats.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  15. "Aura" is a musical EP of Amon.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  16. "Aura" is a musical album of Sainkho Namtchylak.
  17. "AurA" is a musical album of Paradigm Of Life.
    • released on
  18. "Aura" is a composition.
  19. "Aura" is a musical EP of Elhae.
    • released on
  20. "Aura" is a musical album of Steve Hillage.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  21. "Aura" is a musical album of God.
    • released in (14 years ago)


"Aura" is a novel by Carlos Fuentes, first published in 1962 in Mexico. The first English translation, by Lysander Kemp, was published in 1965 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

  • also known as "Aura (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)"; "Aura (Cara y Cruz)"
  • genres: Horror, Fiction
  • subject: Literary
  • released in (54 years ago)


  1. "Aura" a.k.a. "El Aura": The Aura is a 2005 Argentine psychological thriller/neo-noir film directed and written by Fabián Bielinsky and starring Ricardo Darín. The plot revolves around Esteban Espinosa, an epileptic taxidermist who often fantasizes about committing the perfect crime. While hunting in Patagonia, Espinosa accidentally kills Dietrich, a guide from the area, and discovers he is in fact a criminal. This unexpectedly connects him with the chance of executing a real crime: assaulting an armored truck carrying the profits of a casino in the area. Espinosa projects into his fantasies, assembling a puzzle piece by piece, inevitably enclosing himself in it.
  2. "Aura" a.k.a. "The Witch": La strega in amore is a 1966 Italian drama-horror film directed by Damiano Damiani. It is based on the novel Aura by Carlos Fuentes.
  3. "Aura" is a 1988 documentary film written by Mamed Babaev and directed by Murat Alijev.
    • also known as Die Aura
    • country: Soviet Union
    • released in (28 years ago)


  1. Aura: In parapsychology and many forms of spiritual practice, an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object. The depiction of such an aura often connotes a person of particular power or holiness. It is said that all living things and all objects manifest such an aura. Often it is held to be perceptible, whether spontaneously or with practice: such perception is at times linked with the third eye of Indian spirituality. Various writers associate various personality traits with the colors of different layers of the aura. It has also been described as a map of the thoughts and feelings surrounding a person.
    • also known as 气场
  2. Aura is a multi-national NASA scientific research satellite in orbit around the Earth, studying the Earth's ozone layer, air quality and climate. It is the third major component of the Earth Observing System following on Terra and Aqua. Aura follows on from the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.
  3. Aura: In Greek and Roman mythology, Aura is the divine personification of the breeze. The plural form, Aurae, "Breezes," is often found.
  4. AURA is a collective of 17 hip hop artists coming from ten different countries in West Africa and who are committed to use their voices and music for Africa’s development. With the support of the Non Governmental Organization PLAN International, they are engaged in a public awareness campaign relating to Children’s rights and youth problems. With respect, they realized in 2006 the first ever hip hop musical comedy show “The extraordinary Stories of Poto-Poto Children”.
  5. Aura a.k.a. The Puruborá language of Brazil is one of the Tupian languages. It is also known as: Aurã, Cujubim, Burubora, Kuyubi, Migueleno, Miguelenho or Pumbora. Specifically it is spoken in the Brazilian state of Rondônia, in Costa Marques and around the headwaters of the Rio São Miguel tributary of the right bank of the Guaporé. It is nearly extinct, with only two native speakers left.
    • also known as Cujubi, Puruba, Miguelenho, Burubora, Pumbora, Migueleno, Kuyubi, Aurã, Puroborá, Purubora language
  6. Aura a.k.a. Waurá Language: Waurá is an Arawakan language spoken in Brazil. It is "somewhat intelligible" with Mehináku.
  7. Aura a.k.a. Aura clan: The Aura are a Muslim Jat tribe, found mainly in Gujar Khan Tehsil of Rawalpindi District. Chak 21 S.B. is large settlement of the Aura in Sargodha District. These Aura are immigrants from Gujar Khan Tehsil who were settled in the Sargodha region in the 19th Century. Other villages include Balakhar in Rawalpindi District and Abdullahpur in Jhelum District.
  8. AURA a.k.a. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy is a consortium of universities and other institutions that operates astronomical observatories and telescopes. AURA recognizes its mission statement as "To promote excellence in astronomical research by providing access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Phrases with Aura

  1. Cathartes aura jota
  2. Erora Aura
  3. Helias Aura
  4. Thecla Aura
  5. Aslauga Aura
  6. Thiania aura
  7. Gagrella Aura
  8. Polydora Aura
  9. cathartes aura
  10. Pyroneura Aura
  11. Castiarina Aura
  12. Cithaerias Aura
  13. Textularia Aura
  14. Aprostocetus Aura
  15. Orbitestella Aura
  16. Luciocephalus Aura
  17. Oxysarcodexia Aura
  18. Species Erora Aura
  19. Cathartes aura aura
  20. Heterochorista Aura

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aura

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Google previewProceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research (1914)

by American Society for Psychical Research (1906- )

the aura is the sensitive radiation that expresses the condition of the spirit; this is the index of the character which shows the possibility of the case ; this we use as a means of approach but the physical force is ...

Google previewSoul Exercises for the Open Mind (2016)

A Psychic Development Workbook by John Cappello

Psychic Minute ThirtyTwo The human aura is the electromagnetic field which surrounds the body. The auric field...

Google previewConnect with Colour (2014)

Colour is the language of the soul. by Narelle Green

Our Aura is a subtle sense organ of light, containing all that we need whether it be comfort, love, divine guidance, peace, abundance and so on,

Google previewTheatre/Archaeology (2005)

by Mike Pearson, Michael Shanks

Aura refers to the sense of associations and evocations that cluster around an object, correspondences and interrelations...

Aura is a sense of distance, no matter how close an object may be: it somehow seems more than what it is.

Aura is the mode whereby these associations and events are gathered around an artefact.

Google previewThe Psychic Realm (2011)

A Handbook To The Paranormal by Dr. Penny Dove

The aura is an energy field that travels through the body and surrounds it. Many healers and psychic mediums have...

Google previewThe Aspen: Which Grows Upon the Snow Capped Mountain - An Out-of-body Travel Book on the Infinite Enlightenments (2017)

by Marilynn Hughes

The human aura is an emanation from the soul, or souls, or the person whom it surrounds.

Google previewAwakening Consciousness (2010)

A Woman's Guide! by Robin Marvel

Our aura is an amazing part of us that although all layers have such different tasks, it all works together for the whole of our being. The first layer is the physical level...

Google previewConversations in Philosophy (2015)

Knowledge and Freedom by Roxanne Burton, Frederick Ochieng'-Odhiambo, Ed Brandon

Aura is a kind of spatial awareness that is cultivated when common...

Google previewJournal of the American Society for Psychical Research (1914)

by American Society for Psychical Research (1906- )

the aura is the sensitive radiation that expresses the condition of the spirit; this is the index of the character which shows the possibility of the case; this we use as a means of approach but the physical force is ...

Google previewThe Economy of the Animal Kingdom (1868)

Considered Anatomically, Physically, and Philosophically by Emanuel Swedenborg

The first aura is the veriest form of the forces of the universe, and ...

Google previewAdorno's Positive Dialectic (2002)

by Yvonne Sherratt

Aura is a extreme instance of indeterminacy. We might therefore...

Google previewThe Hundredth Monkey (1991)

And Other Paradigms of the Paranormal by Kendrick Frazier

The aura is a very real physical phenomenon and can be recorded directly on photographic paper, on film (black and white or color), or on photo plates. When the plates are developed, the aura appears as a fuzzy glow around the boundary of ...

Google previewPresence in Play (2008)

A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre by Cormac Power

Aura is a term with mysterious connotations, referring to a presence which is above the ordinary, an abstract quality that can be...

Google previewArtificial Neural Nets. Problem Solving Methods (2003)

7th International Work-Conference on Artificial and Natural Neural Networks, IWANN 2003, Maó, Menorca, Spain, June 3-6. Proceedings by José Mira, José R. Alvarez

AURA is a highly-scalable associative-memory based binary neural-network intended for high-speed approximate search and match operations on large unstructured datasets. Previous work has seen AURA methods applied to this problem ...

Google previewThe Heart of Being Helpful (1999)

Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence by Peter R. Breggin, MD

Healing aura is a mutual responsibility and a mutual creation. The task of the healer or therapist is to...

Healing aura is an energy that surrounds and gives energy to everyone involved in the experience. Charisma shares some qualities with ...

Google previewUnderstanding Reiki (2014)

by Chyna Honey

The aura is the energy field that surrounds and protects the human body. The aura protects...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements (2016)

An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them by Adams Adams Media, Media Adams

ORIGInS An aura is a field of energy surrounding a person or object. Some believe that the ability to see auras can be learned and honed with practice; others believe that only cer- tain people are endowed with this skill or “gift.” In an aura ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals (2007)

by Judy Hall

Aura Quartz Crystal system Hexagonal Chemistry Complex amendment Hardness Brittle Source Manufactured Chakra Depends on type Beneficial for Multidimensional healing, a master healer for any condition, multidimensional cellular ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

A Aura of sound perception) or selective, e.g. for verbal material (pure word deafness) or non-verbal material, either sounds (bells, whistles, animal noises) or music (amusia, of receptive or sensory type). Reference Robert Slevc L, Shell AR .

Google previewThe Watkins Dictionary of Magic (2012)

Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult by Nevill Drury

Aura In magical and occult terminology, the psychic energyfield that surrounds both animate and inanimate bodies. The aura can be dull or brightly coloured, and psychics – those who claim to perceive the auric colours directly – interpret the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft (2000)

by Raven Grimassi

AURA is an energy field surtounding living heings and inanimate ohjects. The aura resonates at a frequency that is the level of the cumulative energy patrerns emanating from the mind, hody, and the spirit. It is an energy field reflecting the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

medicine: alternative healing 1 4 aura analysis 3 2 5 or sculpting. asanas Poses that form part of yoga. astral body In anthroposophical medicine this is one of four aspects of man (the other three being physical, the etheric body, and the ego) ...

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I think people believe that I give ant aura of someone who has both feet on the ground. (Joe Morton)
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Scrabble value of A1U1R1A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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