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 for corona
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hold \Hold\ (h[=o]ld), 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; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take
        and lay.
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              Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold.
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              Thou should'st lay hold upon him.     --B. Jonson.
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              My soul took hold on thee.            --Addison.
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              Take fast hold of instruction.        --Pror. iv.
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     2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
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              The law hath yet another hold on you. --Shak.
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     3. Binding power and influence.
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              Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest
              hold of.                              --Tillotson.
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     4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.
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              If a man be upon an high place without rails or good
              hold, he is ready to fall.            --Bacon.
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     5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody;
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              They . . . put them in hold unto the next day.
                                                    --Acts. iv. 3.
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              King Richard, he is in the mighty hold
              Of Bolingbroke.                       --Shak.
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     6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle;
        -- often called a stronghold. --Chaucer.
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              New comers in an ancient hold         --Tennyson.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corona \Co*ro"na\ (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. Coron[ae] (-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.
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     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.
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     3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or
        the skull; a crown.
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     4. (Zool.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.
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     5. (Astronomy) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola,
        which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the
        sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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     9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the pause or hold.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a
           white halo during a solar eclipse [syn: aureole,
      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 [syn: 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 Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "corona":
     Havana, O, androecium, annular muscle, annulus, anthelion, anther,
     antisun, areola, aura, aureole, belvedere, box of cigars, calyx,
     carpel, ceiling fixture, chandelier, chaplet, cheroot,
     chromosphere, cigar, cigar box, cigar case, cigar cutter,
     cigarillo, circle, circlet, circuit, circumference, circus,
     closed circle, colorado, corolla, corolla tube, corona lucis,
     coronet, countersun, crown, cycle, daystar, diadem, discus, disk,
     electrolier, epicalyx, eternal return, fairy ring, garland,
     gasolier, glory, gynoecium, halo, humidor, lasso, logical circle,
     loop, looplet, lunar corona, lunar halo, luster, magic circle,
     megasporophyll, microsporophyll, mock moon, mock sun, moon dog,
     nimbus, noose, orb of day, orbit, paraselene, parhelic circle,
     parhelion, perianth, petal, photosphere, pistil, radius, rainbow,
     receptacle, ring, rondelle, rope, round, roundel, saucer,
     solar corona, solar flare, solar halo, solar prominence,
     solar wind, sphincter, stamen, stigma, stinker, stogie, style, sun,
     sun dog, torus, trichinopoly, vicious circle, wheel, wreath

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Corona, CA -- U.S. city in California
     Population (2000):    124966
     Housing Units (2000): 39271
     Land area (2000):     35.147098 sq. miles (91.030562 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.022597 sq. miles (0.058527 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    35.169695 sq. miles (91.089089 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            16350
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             33.869998 N, 117.567783 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     91719 91720
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Corona, CA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Corona, NM -- U.S. village in New Mexico
     Population (2000):    165
     Housing Units (2000): 118
     Land area (2000):     1.022275 sq. miles (2.647680 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.022275 sq. miles (2.647680 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            17680
     Located within:       New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
     Location:             34.250498 N, 105.595475 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     88318
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Corona, NM

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Corona, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    112
     Housing Units (2000): 63
     Land area (2000):     0.244176 sq. miles (0.632414 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.244176 sq. miles (0.632414 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            13940
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             45.334033 N, 96.764419 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57227
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Corona, SD

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