What does Meteor mean?

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ˈmi ti ər, -ˌɔrMe·te·or

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meteoroid, meteornoun

    (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere

  2. meteor, shooting starnoun

    a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode

GCIDE

  1. Meteornoun

    A mass of stone or other substance which sometimes falls to the earth from space beyond the moon, burning up from atomospheric friction and creating a brilliant but usually very brief trail of light in the atmosphere; also called a shooting star.

    Etymology: [F. mtore, Gr. , pl. things in the air, fr. high in air, raised off the ground; beyond + , , a suspension or hovering in the air, fr. to lift, raise up.]

Wiktionary

  1. meteornoun

    Any atmospheric phenomenon. (Thus the derivation of meteorology.) These were sometimes classified as aerial or airy meteors (winds), aqueous or watery meteors (hydrometeors: clouds, rain, snow, hail, dew, frost), luminous meteors (rainbows and aurora), and igneous or fiery meteors (lightning and shooting stars [next]).

    Etymology: Of origin, derived from the meteorum, from the μετέωρον, from μετέωρος, from μετά + ἀείρω.

  2. meteornoun

    A fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere: A shooting star or falling star.

    Etymology: Of origin, derived from the meteorum, from the μετέωρον, from μετέωρος, from μετά + ἀείρω.

  3. meteornoun

    A prop similar to poi balls, in that it is twirled at the end of a cord or cable.

    Etymology: Of origin, derived from the meteorum, from the μετέωρον, from μετέωρος, from μετά + ἀείρω.

  4. meteornoun

    A striking weapon resembling a track and field hammer consisting of a weight swung at the end of a cable or chain.

    Etymology: Of origin, derived from the meteorum, from the μετέωρον, from μετέωρος, from μετά + ἀείρω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meteornoun

    any phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere, as clouds, rain, hail, snow, etc

    Etymology: [F. mtore, Gr. , pl. things in the air, fr. high in air, raised off the ground; beyond + , , a suspension or hovering in the air, fr. to lift, raise up.]

  2. Meteornoun

    specif.: A transient luminous body or appearance seen in the atmosphere, or in a more elevated region

    Etymology: [F. mtore, Gr. , pl. things in the air, fr. high in air, raised off the ground; beyond + , , a suspension or hovering in the air, fr. to lift, raise up.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meteor

    mē′te-or, n. one of numberless small bodies travelling through space, continually being encountered by the earth on its orbital path, and then revealed to our observation as aerolites, fire-balls, or shooting-stars: formerly used of any appearance in the atmosphere, as clouds, rain: (fig.) anything that for a time dazzles or strikes with wonder.—adj. Meteor′ic, pertaining to, or consisting of, meteors: proceeding from a meteor: flashing like a meteor: influenced by the weather.—ns. Mē′teorograph, an instrument by which several meteorological elements are recorded in combination; Meteor′olite, Mē′teorite, a meteoric stone.—adjs. Meteorolog′ic, -al.—ns. Meteorol′ogist; one skilled in meteorology; Meteorol′ogy, that department of physics which treats of the phenomena of the atmosphere as regards weather and climate.—adj. Mē′tēorous (Milt.), having the nature of a meteor.—Meteoric iron, iron as found in meteoric stones; Meteoric showers, showers of meteors or shooting-stars; Meteoric Stones, aerolites. [Gr. meteōronmeta, beyond, eōra, anything suspended—aeirein, to lift.]

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Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. meteor

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meteor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meteor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Meteor in a Sentence

  1. Leif Tapanila:

    Here's a great example of what happens when a meteor or comet hits a marine environment, and it doesn't really do a whole lot.

  2. Steinar Midtskogen:

    A minute later or more a loud rumbling sound could be heard over a large area, perhaps up to 100 km( about 62 miles) away from where the meteor was seen straight overhead.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone.

  4. Robert Massey:

    If people did see it and it was something like an incoming low-altitude meteor, they can consider themselves lucky.

  5. Longfellow:

    Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as the blazing meteor when it descends to earth is only a stone.

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