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Meaning of METEOR

Pronunciation:  'meeteeur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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

METEOR is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: shooting star
 See Also: bolide, fireball, light, meteor shower, meteor stream, visible light, visible radiation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Me"te*or\, n. [F. m['e]t['e]ore, 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.]
1. Any phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere, as clouds,
   rain, hail, snow, etc.

         Hail, an ordinary meteor.             --Bp. Hall.

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

         The vaulty top of heaven Figured quite o'er with
         burning meteors.                      --Shak.

Note: The term is especially applied to fireballs, and the
      masses of stone or other substances which sometimes
      fall to the earth; also to shooting stars and to ignes
      fatui. Meteors are often classed as: aerial meteors,
      winds, tornadoes, etc.; aqueous meteors, rain, hail,
      snow, dew, etc.; luminous meteors, rainbows, halos,
      etc.; and igneous meteors, lightning, shooting stars,
      and the like.

Computing Dictionary

A version of COMIT with Lisp-like syntax, written in MIT Lisp 1.5 for the IBM 7090. "METEOR - A List Interpreter for String Transformation", D.G. Bobrow in The Programming Language LISP and its Interpretation, E.D. and D.G. Bobrow eds, 1964.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a meteor in your dream, suggests that you will experience success in a project. You are trying to realize your greatest desires. Seeing a meteor shower in your dream means romantic thoughts and idealistic notions
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aerolite, asteroids, aurora particles, blackout, bolide, chondrite, cosmic dust, cosmic particles, cosmic ray bombardment, fireball, intergalactic matter, meteor crater, meteor dust, meteor dust impacts, meteor shower, meteor swarm, meteor trail, meteor train, meteoric shower, meteorite, meteoroid, meteorolite, meteors, micrometeorite, micrometeoroid, radiant, radiant point, radiation, shooting star, siderite, siderolite, space bullets, tektite, the bends, weightlessness