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Meaning of FIREBALL

Pronunciation:  'fIr`bol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the luminous center of a nuclear explosion
  2. [n]  a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
  3. [n]  a highly energetic and indefatigable person
  4. [n]  an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)

FIREBALL is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: ball of fire, bolide, human dynamo, powerhouse
 See Also: actor, atomic explosion, ball, doer, globe, meteor, nuclear explosion, orb, self-starter, shooting star, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fire"ball`\, n.
    (a) (Mil.) 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.
    (b) A luminous meteor, resembling a ball of fire passing
        rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding.
  2. \Fire"ball`\, n.
    Ball, or globular, lightning.
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