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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

    See COMPASANT, WATER-SPOUT, &c.

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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. 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.

  2. Jack London:

    I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

  3. Jack London, Personal Credo:

    I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by a dryrot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in a magnificient glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

  4. Christopher Onken:

    I could hardly believe my eyes when I came upon a little object that appeared to be moving across images taken by SkyMapper, these last images before the asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere were SkyMapper's biggest contribution. They helped to pinpoint both the search area for the meteorite fragments on Earth and the meteor's origin in space.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A "Comfort Zone" represents status quo, in my honest view, like the stagnant dark water in a pond that often seems so difficult to come out of. Yet you have to step outside your comfort zone, and cross the boundaries to better yourself, and be the best. Only by stepping outside the realm of your comfort zone, you will be able to explore new oceans, and offer your best, something far more superior and beatiful than ever before, to illuminate the world.....like the amazing brilliance and beautiful brightness of a supernova, or a shooting star or even a meteor as they leave their comfort zone and enter into new territories. Strive to re-invent and renew yourself at every stage in life, just like Madonna has done for years, and you will discover your new strengths, awesome powers and asounding beauty that were never there before. Dare to step outside your comfort zone, because that's exactly where the real life begins. Get a Life, my friend.

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