Associations to the word «Meteor»
METEOR, noun. (archaic) Any atmospheric phenomenon. (Thus the derivation of meteorology.) These were sometimes classified as aerial or airy meteors (winds), aqueous or watery meteors (hydrometeors: clouds, rain, snow, hail, dew, frost), luminous meteors (rainbows and aurora), and igneous or fiery meteors (lightning and shooting stars [next]).
METEOR, noun. A fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere: A shooting star or falling star.
METEOR, noun. (juggling) A prop similar to poi balls, in that it is twirled at the end of a cord or cable.
METEOR, noun. (martial arts) A striking weapon resembling a track and field hammer consisting of a weight swung at the end of a cable or chain.
METEOR, verb. (intransitive) To move at great speed.
METEOR HAMMER, noun. A weapon which originated in ancient China, consisting of two weights connected by a rope or chain.
METEOR HAMMERS, noun. Plural of meteor hammer
METEOR SHOWER, noun. (astronomy) A phenomenon occurring when many meteors are seen on Earth during a short period of time.
METEOR SHOWERS, noun. Plural of meteor shower
METEOR, noun. (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere.
METEOR, noun. 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.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.