Definition of 'asteroid'
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Now it may get one of Earth's biggest asteroid impacts named after it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are something with more impact than a giant asteroid strike. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007) Strike an asteroid with a spacecraft to push it aside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We know asteroids have hit earth before. The Sun (2010)The planet must have been hit by an asteroid or a comet. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)Why is the asteroid belt split into a layer of rock and ice asteroids? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It took a giant asteroid from outer space to wipe them out. The Sun (2011)All that was missing was an asteroid strike. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Until recently we simply did not know enough about asteroids to worry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All the Pythons have asteroids named after them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To pose a threat to life, an asteroid must be large. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The collection also includes images of asteroids, comets and moons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It shows they did not spread after an asteroid strike killed off dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The Sun (2007)This sounds like science fiction, but the evidence of large asteroid impacts in our history is well established. The Sun (2010)One day, we will have to move a comet or asteroid out of harm's way. The Sun (2013)In those days an asteroid strike was about as likely as the Lib Dems getting into government. Times, Sunday Times (2013)About 16 per cent of asteroids are known to be so-called binary or triple systems. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of the bestknown incidents was in 1908 when a small asteroid exploded above Siberia with the force of a nuclear bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The remains of the largest asteroid known to have hit Earth have been discovered deep beneath the desert in the Australian outback. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To top it all off, last week I was told another asteroid may be named after me. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Second, that the film-makers saw fit to jazz up the original story with the search for a giant radioactive asteroid guarded by monkey warriors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This makes it larger than the asteroid that collided with the Earth 66 million years ago and is widely blamed for the demise of the dinosaurs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'asteroid'
British English: asteroid NOUN
An asteroid is one of the very small planets that move around the sun between Mars and Jupiter.
Definition of asteroid from the Collins English Dictionary
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