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Noun: meteor  mee-tee-u(r) or 'mee-tee,or
  1. (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
    - meteoroid
     
  2. A streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt, vaporize or explode
    - shooting star, falling star

Derived forms: meteors

Type of: estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object, light, visible light, visible radiation

Part of: meteor shower, meteor stream

Encyclopedia: Meteor, WI