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Definition of Meteor

Meteor

  1. Any phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere, as clouds, rain, hail, snow, etc.
  2. Specif.: A transient luminous body or appearance seen in the atmosphere, or in a more elevated region.

Meteor Quotations

A friend of mine described it this way: When they were born it was like a meteor landed in our house and blew everything apart. We had to just put all the pieces back.
Christine Lahti

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Jack London

The stars look the same from night to night. Nebulae and galaxies are dully immutable, maintaining the same overall appearance for thousands or millions of years. Indeed, only the sun, moon and planets - together with the occasional comet, asteroid or meteor - seem dynamic.
Seth Shostak

My dad took me out to see a meteor shower when I was a little kid, and it was scary for me because he woke me up in the middle of the night. My heart was beating; I didn't know what he wanted to do. He wouldn't tell me, and he put me in the car and we went off, and I saw all these people lying on blankets, looking up at the sky.
Steven Spielberg

I conclude, therefore, that this star is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor... but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world.
Tycho Brahe
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Meteor Translations

meteor in German is Meteor, Meteror
meteor in Hungarian is meteor
meteor in Spanish is meteoro
meteor in Swedish is meteor
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