The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Meteoric \Me`te*or"ic\, a. [Cf. F. m['e]t['e]orique.]
1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric,
as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones.
2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions.
3. Flashing; transient and brilliant, like a meteor; as,
meteoric fame. "Meteoric politician." --Craik.
Meteoric iron, Meteoric stone. (Min.) See Meteorite.
Meteoric paper, a substance of confervoid origin found
floating in the air, and resembling bits of coarse paper;
-- so called because formerly supposed to fall from
Meteoric showers, periodical exhibitions of shooting stars,
occuring about the 9th or 10th of August and 13th of
November, more rarely in April and December, and also at
some other periods.