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Meaning of METEORIC

Pronunciation:  `meetee'orik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience; "a meteoric rise to fame"
  2. [adj]  pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids; "meteoric shower"; "meteoric impacts"
  3. [adj]  of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions; "meteorological factors"; "meteorological chart"; "meteoric (or meteorological) phenomena"

METEORIC is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: fast, meteorologic, meteorological



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Me`te*or"ic\, a. [Cf. F. m['e]t['e]orique.]
1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric,
   as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones.

2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions.

3. Flashing; brilliant; transient; like a meteor; as,
   meteoric fame. ``Meteoric politician.'' --Craik.

{Meteoric iron}, {Meteoric stone}. (Min.) See {Meteorite}.

{Meteoric paper}, a substance of confervoid origin found
   floating in the air, and resembling bits of coarse paper;
   -- so called because formerly supposed to fall from

{Meteoric showers}, periodical exhibitions of shooting stars,
   occuring about the 9th or 10th of August and 13th of
   November, more rarely in April and December, and also at
   some other periods.

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