Definition of 'meteorite'
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That is if we are not first wiped out by global warming or a meteorite strike. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The chief constables were running around as if a giant meteorite was on its way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One answer invokes those meteorite impacts. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)A meteor that survives is termed a meteorite when it hits the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2008)On the moon because we should be able to fi nd bits of early Earth blasted there by meteorite impacts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has long been suggested that a meteorite impact led to the demise of the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was Britain's largest recorded meteorite. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the same way that you should not take a dog for a walk in case it's hit on the head by a giant meteorite. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'meteorite'
British English: meteorite /ˈmiːtɪəˌraɪt/ NOUN
A meteorite is a large piece of rock or metal from space that has landed on Earth.
- American English: meteorite
- Arabic: حُطَامُ الْنَيّزَكِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: meteorito
- Chinese: 陨星
- Croatian: meteor
- Czech: meteorit
- Danish: meteorit
- Dutch: meteoriet
- European Spanish: meteorito
- Finnish: meteoriitti
- French: météorite
- German: Meteorit
- Greek: μετεωρίτης
- Italian: meteorite
- Japanese: 隕石
- Korean: 운석
- Norwegian: meteoritt
- Polish: meteoryt
- European Portuguese: meteorito
- Romanian: meteorit
- Russian: метеорит
- Spanish: meteorito
- Swedish: meteorit
- Thai: อุกกาบาต
- Turkish: göktaşı
- Ukrainian: метеорит
- Vietnamese: thiên thạch
Definition of meteorite from the Collins English Dictionary
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