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||a circle of light depicted in paintings as shining around the head of a divine or sacred being.
The icon shows Jesus Christ with a golden halo about his head.
||any circle or band of light produced by reflection or refraction of light by ice crystals suspended in the earth's atmosphere, as around the sun or moon.
A halo around the moon was clearly visible last night.
comes from an ancient Greek word that means "a disk around the sun or moon."