noun, plural au·ro·ras, au·ro·rae [uh-rawr-ee, uh-rohr-ee] /əˈrɔr i, əˈroʊr i/ for defs 2, 3.
Origin of Aurora
Examples from the Web for aurora
Contemporary Examples of aurora
She was a talented singer, and after graduating high school in Aurora she enrolled at Denver Community College to study music.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start
October 21, 2014
Aurora Snow canvassed the adult industry to see which television shows excite its XXX talent.What Porn Stars Find Sexy on TV: From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Deadliest Catch’
September 20, 2014
How did it come to be then that she would feel an affinity for Aurora and start to care for her?The ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Also Wrote ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’
June 1, 2014
Clevenger sounds little better than he did 10 years ago in a letter to the editor in the Aurora Advertiser.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article said Miller was from Marrionville but he lived in neighboring Aurora.
Historical Examples of aurora
On the 16th of April the 'Aurora' dropped anchor in the harbour of Zanzibar.Freeland
Then Aurora saw that Tithonus was growing into a little old man.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
The aurora, like a hundred searchlights, was whipping across the sky.The Long Labrador Trail
The gang-plank was hauled in, and the Aurora swung out from the bank.White Fang
Already has not its aurora brightened the tops of my snow-covered mountains?Wilfrid Cumbermede
noun plural -ras or -rae (-riː)
Word Origin for aurora
late 14c., from Latin Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, from PIE *ausus- "dawn," also the name of the Indo-European goddess of the dawn, from root *aus- "to shine," especially of the dawn (cf. Greek eos "dawn," auein "to dry, kindle;" Sanskrit usah, Lithuanian ausra "dawn;" Latin auster "south wind," usum "to burn;" Old English east "east").