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Definition of the noun nimbus

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noun - plural: nimbi / nimbuses (less preferred form)

  1. a dark grey cloud bearing rain
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of nimbus: nimbus cloud / rain cloud
    • more generic word: cloud = a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
    • part: aureole / corona = the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere
  2. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint


  1. Nimbus was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. In a racing career which lasted from the spring of 1948 until August 1949, he ran nine times and won six races. Nimbus ran successfully as a two-year-old in 1948, winning the July Stakes, but reached his peak the following year. He won close finishes in both the 2000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby but was unable to attempt the Triple Crown after his career was ended by injury. He had modest success as a breeding stallion.
    • born in (69 years ago), child of Nearco
  2. Nimbus was a French Thoroughbred racehorse whose damsire was the 1899 British Triple Crown Champion, Flying Fox. Nimbus was owned and raced by leading French horseman Alexandre Aumont of Haras de Victot in Victot-Pontfol, Calvados.
    • born in (105 years ago)
  3. Nimbus is an Horse.
    • born in (85 years ago)


  1. "Nimbus" is a book by Alexander Jablokov.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1993
  2. "Nimbus" is a book by John Griffiths & John Griffiths.
    • also known as "Nimbus: Technology Serving the Arts"


"Nimbus" is a film, directed by Rémi Fréchette.

  • country: Canada
  • genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy
  • released in


"Nimbus" is a racing video game game made by Noumenon Games and is available on Steam. It was rated 8/10 by IGN. The main gimmick of Nimbus is that your craft has no direct means of power.

  • developer: Noumenon Games


  1. "Nimbus" is a musical album of Dreamcatcher.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  2. "Nimbus" is a musical album of Cast.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  3. "Nimbus" is a musical album of Andrew Mikkelsen.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  4. "Nimbus" is a composition.
  5. "Nimbus" is a cataloged instance, composition.


Who is Nimbus?

Nimbus a.k.a. Harry Peat is a film score composer.


  1. Nimbus is a Finnish prog rock band.
  2. Nimbus is a German jazz band.
    • album: "Far Enough"
  3. Nimbus is an indie rock band.

There are other groups with in their name, like Cumulo Nimbus, cumulo-nimbus, Nimbus Coleman, Nimbus Quartet, Ensemble Nimbus and The Mighty Nimbus.


  1. The Nimbus was a Danish motorcycle produced from 1919 to 1960 by Fisker and Nielsen of Copenhagen, Denmark, also manufacturers of "Nilfisk" brand vacuum cleaners. Two basic models were produced, both with a 750 cc four-cylinder engine.
  2. Nimbus is a toolkit that, once installed on a cluster, provides an infrastructure as a service cloud to its client via WSRF-based or Amazon EC2 WSDL web service APIs. Nimbus is free and open-source software, subject to the requirements of the Apache License, version 2.
  3. Nimbus is the Annual Technical Festival of National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is touted to be an amalgamation of ideas, expressions, innovations,prototypes, knowledge channels, taken to the most premier levels.
  4. Nimbus, "A Magazine of Literature, the Arts, and New Ideas", was a literary magazine co-founded in London in 1951 by Martin Green and Tristram Hull.
  5. Nimbus: In cryptography, Nimbus is a block cipher invented by Alexis Machado in 2000. It was submitted to the NESSIE project, but was not selected.

Phrases with Nimbus

  1. nimbus cloud
  2. Crinia nimbus
  3. Helius Nimbus
  4. Cellana Nimbus
  5. Oreokera Nimbus
  6. Anopheles nimbus
  7. Oeclidius Nimbus
  8. Bryobatrachus Nimbus
  9. Dolicheremaeus nimbus
  10. Priapipilumnus Nimbus
  11. species Crinia nimbus
  12. Species Helius Nimbus
  13. Species Cellana Nimbus
  14. Species Oreokera Nimbus
  15. species Anopheles nimbus
  16. Species Oeclidius Nimbus
  17. Species Bryobatrachus Nimbus
  18. species Dolicheremaeus nimbus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nimbus

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Google previewThe Turquoise Ledge (2010)

A Memoir by Leslie Marmon Silko

Nimbus means rain or mist. Nimbostratus are dark gray to deep blue clouds formed from water droplets.They are rain and snow clouds that aredeep and foggy with thefalling precipitation; a dim light glows fromwithin. Cumulonimbus clouds ...

Google previewThe atmosphere and atmospherical phenomena (1799)

by Thomas Dick

The nimbus is the cloud of rain. Before rain takes place, the clouds are uniformly found to undergo a change, attended with appearances sufficiently remarkable to indicate this as a distinct modification of clouds. It consists of a horizontal sheet, ...

Google previewSoftware Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud (2017)

by Ivan Mistrik, Rami Bahsoon, Nour Ali, Maritta Heisel, Bruce Maxim

Nimbus is the central orchestration process through which all jobs are delegated to Supervisors. Supervisors spawn and monitor worker threads to complete tasks. These daemons are fast-fail by design, meaning that worker processes are ...

Google previewWeb 2.0 Fundamentals: With AJAX, Development Tools, and Mobile Platforms (2010)

by Oswald Campesato, Kevin Nilson

Nimbus is an open source IaaS-based cloud computing tool. Its home page is: Nimbus is based on the Xen hypervisor, and it lets you convert your cluster into a cloud and provides support for ...

Google previewContinued Rise of the Cloud (2014)

Advances and Trends in Cloud Computing by Zaigham Mahmood

Nimbus is an open-source toolkit which is a cloud IaaS via Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) and Web Service Description Language (WSDL) web service APIs. Nimbus was designed with the goal of turning clusters into clouds mainly ...

Google previewUnited States Space Science Program (1971)

Report to COSPAR.

Nimbus is a three-axis, earth- stabilized, research and developmental satellite capable of providing daily, full-earth coverage by means of a nearby polar orbit having an inclination of approximately 80° retrograde to the equator. The satellite ...

Google previewMeteorological Observations and Instrumentation (1970)

by S. Teweles

The Nimbus is a research satellite launched and controlled by NASAGoddard Space Flight Center and was not intended to be an operational vehicle. Over a solid cloud cover the sounding can be derived down to the top of the clouds. Over a ...

Google previewThe Literary Gazette and Journal of the Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, &c (1842)

The nimbus is an attribute or decoration borne by God, by the angels, and by the saints, as figured in pictorial...

Google previewChambers' Edinburgh Journal (1844)

The Nimbus is a Latin term signifying literally a storm cloud, but metaphorically a woman's veil, and is employed by artists to express that halo with which they are pleased to surround the head of the Divinity of holy ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols (1987)

by J. C. Cooper

Nimbus Halo or Aureole. Originally indicative of solar power and the sun's disk, hence an attribute of sun gods. Also symbolizes divine radiance and power composed of the fire and gold of solar or divine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition (2013)

by Everett Ferguson

The nimbus, perhapsoriginally a protectivedevice for statues, becamesymbolic of divinityduring theHellenistic period.Itis found in Greco-Romanmosaics depicting Jupiter, Apollo, Venus, and other gods or demigods. The earliest extant ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Space Age (2010)

by Paul Dickson

Nimbus ( meteorological satellite). Second-generation research satellite following the first meteorological satellite series, Tiros. Nimbus 1 was launched August 28, 1964, and ...

Google previewCatholic Dictionary, Revised (2002)

by Peter Stravinskas

Nimbus (NIHMbuhs): (Latin: cloud) The artistic depiction of a person's holiness, usually represented by a round white or gold image above the head of a saintly person. The nimbus is often called the “halo”; Mary and the saints often have a ...

Google previewThe Watkins Dictionary of Symbols (2012)

by Jack Tresidder

Nimbus A cloudy radiance surrounding the head or figure, symbolizing divine energy, sanctity or power. Stylized forms of radiance used in Christian iconography include the arched or circular halo, the rayed aureole and the almondshaped ...

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Nimbus is doing a great service with these excellently produced transformations of piano roll recordings. (Harold Bauer)
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Scrabble value of N1I1M3B3U1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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