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English Dictionary: corona by the DICT Development Group
4 results for corona
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
corona
n
  1. the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
    Synonym(s): aureole, corona
  2. (botany) the trumpet-shaped or cup-shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower
  3. an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
    Synonym(s): corona discharge, corona, corposant, St. Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, electric glow
  4. one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object
  5. (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape
  6. a long cigar with blunt ends
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Corona \Co*ro"na\ (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. {Coron[91]} (-n[?]), E.
      {Coronas} (-n[?]z). [L. corona crown. See {Crown}.]
      1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward
            for distinguished services.
  
      2. (Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the
            under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as
            to form a drip. See Illust. of {Column}.
  
      3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or
            the skull; a crown.
  
      4. (Zo[94]l.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.
  
      5. (Astrol.) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola,
            which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the
            sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.
  
      6. (Bot.)
            (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often
                  forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.
            (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.
  
      7. (Meteorol.)
            (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of
                  the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as
                  the sun or moon.
            (b) A peculiar phase of the {aurora borealis}, formed by
                  the concentration or convergence of luminous beams
                  around the point in the heavens indicated by the
                  direction of the dipping needle.
  
      8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of
            churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It
            is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged
            pyramidically. Called also {corona lucis}. --Fairholt.
  
      9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the {pause} or {hold}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hold \Hold\, n.
      1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the
            manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp;
            clasp; gripe; possession; -- often used with the verbs
            take and lay.
  
                     Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold.
                                                                              --Chaucer.
  
                     Thou should'st lay hold upon him.      --B. Jonson.
  
                     My soul took hold on thee.                  --Addison.
  
                     Take fast hold of instruction.            --Pror. iv.
                                                                              13.
  
      2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
  
                     The law hath yet another hold on you. --Shak.
  
      3. Binding power and influence.
  
                     Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest
                     hold of.                                             --Tillotson.
  
      4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.
  
                     If a man be upon an high place without rails or good
                     hold, he is ready to fall.                  --Bacon.
  
      5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody;
            guard.
  
                     They . . . put them in hold unto the next day.
                                                                              --Acts. iv. 3.
  
                     King Richard, he is in the mighty hold Of
                     Bolingbroke.                                       --Shak.
  
      6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle;
            -- often called a {stronghold}. --Chaucer.
  
                     New comers in an ancient hold            --Tennyson.
  
      7. (Mus.) A character [thus [?]] placed over or under a note
            or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; --
            called also {pause}, and {corona}.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Corona, CA (city, FIPS 16350)
      Location: 33.86790 N, 117.56969 W
      Population (1990): 76095 (26538 housing units)
      Area: 73.8 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 91719, 91720
   Corona, NM (village, FIPS 17680)
      Location: 34.24970 N, 105.59671 W
      Population (1990): 215 (120 housing units)
      Area: 2.6 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 88318
   Corona, NY
      Zip code(s): 11368
   Corona, SD (town, FIPS 13940)
      Location: 45.33483 N, 96.76516 W
      Population (1990): 118 (63 housing units)
      Area: 0.6 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 57227
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