Associations to the word «Fireball»

Wiktionary

FIREBALL, noun. A ball of fire.
FIREBALL, noun. An explosion, which results in a fireball.
FIREBALL, noun. (astronomy) A meteor bright enough to cast shadows.
FIREBALL, noun. A class of sailing dinghy with a single trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker, sailed by a crew of two.

Dictionary definition

FIREBALL, noun. An especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding).
FIREBALL, noun. A highly energetic and indefatigable person.
FIREBALL, noun. A ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning).
FIREBALL, noun. The luminous center of a nuclear explosion.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats