Definition of 'meteor'

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Synonyms of "meteor"
Synonyms of "meteor"
French Translation of "meteor"
French Translation of "meteor"
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Before we leave the solar system I should mention two meteor showers this month. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They became a menace after most people were blinded in a meteor shower. Times, Sunday Times (2008)How worried should we be about a meteor shower hitting us? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The meteor did not strike and the forces of good and evil knocked off early. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One found it in the grounds, possibly after a meteor strike. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Provided it is reasonably clear and dark, you should see about one meteor per minute. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Did a meteor light the road to Damascus? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Did witnesses really interrupt a visit from little green men, or was it simply a meteor shower lighting up the sky? The Sun (2013)A meteor strike, and that was the end of them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's not meteor strikes, or aliens that destroy our world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's a bit like gazing up at a meteor shower, but also like gazing down into a molecule. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'meteor'

falling star, comet, meteorite, fireball

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Translations for 'meteor'

British English: meteor NOUN
A meteor is a piece of rock or metal that burns very brightly when it enters the earth's atmosphere from space.


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