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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bolide, fireballnoun

    an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)

  2. powerhouse, human dynamo, ball of fire, fireballnoun

    a highly energetic and indefatigable person

  3. fireballnoun

    a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)

  4. fireballnoun

    the luminous center of a nuclear explosion


  1. Fireballnoun

    A large mass of fire caused by a large explosion, as of inflammable liquids or a nuclear device. The larger fireballs, as of nuclear explosions, rise seemingly intact into the air and may reach high altitudes while still glowing.

  2. Fireballnoun

    A rare phenomenon often associated with or caused by lightning, resembling a luminous ball of fire passing rapidly through the air or along solid objects, then disappearing, and sometimes exploding. It seldom lasts more than a few seconds. Also called ball lightning, globe lightning, globular lightning, or kugelblitz.


  1. fireballnoun

    A ball of fire.

  2. fireballnoun

    An explosion, which results in a fireball.

  3. fireballnoun

    A meteor bright enough to cast shadows.

  4. fireballnoun

    A class of sailing dinghy with a single trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker, sailed by a crew of two.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fireballs.n.

    Grenado; ball filled with combustibles, and bursting where it is thrown.

    Etymology: fire and ball.

    Judge of those insolent boasts of conscience, which, like so many fireballs, or mouth grenadoes, are thrown at our church. Robert South, Sermons.

    The same great man hath sworn to make us swallow his coin in fireballs. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fireballnoun

    a ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown among enemies, and to injure by explosion; also, to set fire to their works and light them up, so that movements may be seen

  2. Fireballnoun

    a luminous meteor, resembling a ball of fire passing rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding


  1. Fireball

    Fireball is the fifth album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1971. and the second with the classic Mk II lineup. It was recorded at various times between September 1970 and June 1971. It would become the first of the band's three UK #1 albums, though it didn't stay on the charts as long as its predecessor, Deep Purple in Rock.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. fireball

    The luminous sphere of hot gases which forms a few millionths of a second after detonation of a nuclear weapon and immediately starts expanding and cooling.

Editors Contribution

  1. Fireball

    The brand name of a once popular travel trailer in the 1950's though the 1970's.

    The Kurmann Manufacturing changed their name to Fireball Industries.

    Submitted by JP03 on November 21, 2014  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fireball in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fireball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Fireball in a Sentence

  1. Sheriff Sheron:

    Neighbors described seeing and hearing a plane heading from east to west, it sounded like a loud winding noise as the plane was then observed going over a wooded area, [ and ] dropped from the sky. There was a loud crash and a fireball.

  2. Western University:

    This fireball likely dropped a small number of meteorites in the Bancroft area, specifically near the small town of Cardiff. We suspect meteorites made it to the ground because the fireball ended very low in the atmosphere just to the west of Bancroft and slowed down significantly. This is a good indicator that material survived.

  3. Mark Paquette:

    Then you'll see basically a fireball race across the trees.

  4. Michael Logue:

    I stand up on overwatch and we start rolling forward. And 30 seconds later, I see a Marine in the open. I see a fireball. And then I see I, you know, start to feel explode, you know, start to hear the explosion because you always kind of feel it and see things first and then then you actually hear it, it was a pressure plate, IED with like hacksaw blades, and it shot the amount of explosives, had a piece of steel over top of it. So it creates a big shaped charge. And it just sliced right through the aluminum underbelly of this Amphibious Assault Vehicle hitting all the jet fuel, hitting all the 50,000 rounds of ammunition.

  5. Shane Fitzsimmons:

    Tragically, there appear to be no survivors as a result of the crash down in the Snowy Monaro area, (The tanker) impacted heavily with the ground and initial reports are that there was a large fireball associated with the impact of the plane as it hit the ground. There is no indication at this stage of what's caused the accident.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. mitre
    • B. ternion
    • C. whitewash
    • D. dint

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