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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A ring of light appearing to surround the sun or moon or around the head of a saint or angel.

Usage examples (32)
  • Every saint has a bee in his halo.
  • That's what teachers call the halo effect -- you get what you expect.
  • The sooner the better while his halo is still glowing a tad … … … …. — kaye c.
  • Still, assume Apple's consumer halo translates into a 25 percent faster adoption rate than the iPod achieved. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: To "hallow" is to make holy. A "halo" is a circle of light around a religious figure. Something with a hole or void inside is "hollow".
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