Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
simplyn2deep
1_million_words

Word of the Day 08/29/17 Nimbus

Nimbus (noun)
nimbus [nim-buh s]


noun, plural nimbi [nim-buh bahy], nimbuses.
1. Classical Mythology. a shining cloud sometimes surrounding a deity when on earth.
2. a cloud, aura, atmosphere, etc., surrounding a person or thing: The candidate was encompassed with a nimbus of fame.
3. halo (def 1).
4. the type of dense clouds or cloud mass with ragged edges, that yields rain or snow; a rain cloud.
5. (initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of a series of polar-orbiting meteorological and environmental research satellites, the last of which Nimbus 7, launched 1978, was the first satellite designed to monitor atmospheric pollutants.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1610-20; < Latin: a rainstorm, rain cloud, thundercloud, cloud; akin to Latin nebula and Greek nephélē, néphos cloud

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Tags: daily: word of the day
Subscribe

  • That's it! It's 2021 Everywhere!

    We are done for the year! Well for a minute anyway. Tally up your numbers, post them in the appropriate locations, take a breather and then LETS GET…

  • 1 Hour!

    Your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to crank out 100 words or 1 graphic inspired by the word: End

  • 2 Hours

    Your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to crank out 100 words or 1 graphic inspired by the word: Experiment

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments