What does the word halo mean?

Usage examples for halo

  1. The good old clergyman was bending over his sermon, to which he was giving his finishing touches, and the soft rays of the student's lamp made his white hair seem like a halo about his head. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  2. Was it this that gave to war its halo- this offering of the most valuable thing man possesses to sudden destruction that made war heroic? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  3. But when Gerard said anything, wished anything or threatened anything, that imported always a fear- exciting event, and he was finally sly enough to seize and use this halo to the limit. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard

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