1. [syn: meteorologic, meteorological, meteoric]
2. pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids;
- Example: "meteoric shower"
- Example: "meteoric impacts"
3. like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience;
- Example: "a meteoric rise to fame"
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially
weather and weather conditions; "meteorological factors";
"meteorological chart"; "meteoric (or meteorological)
phenomena" [syn: meteorologic, meteorological,
2: pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids;
"meteoric shower"; "meteoric impacts"
3: like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience; "a
meteoric rise to fame"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "meteoric":
Cynthian, ablaze, aflame, anagalactic, asteroidal, astral,
astrologic, astrologistic, astrologous, astronomic, astrophysical,
blazing, brief, brilliant, brisk, burning, celestial,
circumplanetary, cislunar, cometary, dazzling, empyreal, empyrean,
ephemeral, equinoctial, evanescent, extragalactic, flaming,
flaring, flashing, flashy, fleet, fleeting, flickering, fulgurant,
fulgurating, galactic, heavenly, heliacal, impermanent,
intercosmic, interplanetary, intersidereal, interstellar, lunar,
lunary, lunate, lunular, lunulate, meteoritic, momentary, nebular,
nebulose, nebulous, overnight, planetal, planetarian, planetary,
planetesimal, quick, semilunar, sensational, short,
short and sweet, short-lived, short-term, short-termed, sidereal,
solar, spectacular, speedy, sphery, star-spangled, star-studded,
starry, stellar, stellary, swift, temporary, terrestrial,
transient, transitory, uranic, zodiacal