Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun aura

3 senses of aura

Sense 1
aura -- (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)
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Sense 2
aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole -- (an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint)
       => light, lightness -- (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark")

Sense 3
air, aura, atmosphere -- (a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

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