Meaning of aura

au•ra

Pronunciation: (ôr'u), [key]
— pl. au•ras au•rae
  1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness.
  2. a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.
  3. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.

Au•ra

Pronunciation: (ôr'u), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a companion of Artemis who bore twins to Dionysus. Zeus changed her into a spring because, in a fit of madness, she had killed one of her children.
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