HyperDic: meteor

English > 2 senses of the word meteor:
NOUNobjectmeteor, meteoroid(astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
phenomenonmeteor, shooting stara 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
meteor > pronunciation
Soundsmiy'tiyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > meteor: 2 senses > noun 1, object
Meaning(astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere.
Synonymmeteoroid
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Narrowermeteor swarmA group of meteoroids with similar paths
meteoritestony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface
Broaderextraterrestrial object, estraterrestrial bodyA natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
Spanishmeteoroide, meteoro
Catalanmeteor, meteoroide
Adjectivesmeteoricpertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids
English > meteor: 2 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA 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.
Synonymshooting star
Part ofmeteor shower, meteor streamA transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmosphere
Narrowerbolide, fireballAn especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
Broaderlight, visible light, visible radiation(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
Spanishestrella fugaz, meteoro
Catalanestel fugaç, estrella fugaç, meteor

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