meteoric


me·te·or·ic

adjective \ˌmē-tē-ˈr-ik, -ˈär-\

: very sudden or fast

: marked by very quick success

Full Definition of METEORIC

1
a :  of or relating to a meteor
b :  resembling a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary brilliance <a meteoric rise to fame>
2
:  of, relating to, or derived from the earth's atmosphere <meteoric water>
me·te·or·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of METEORIC

  1. a meteoric rise to fame

First Known Use of METEORIC

1785

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: meteorite
Previous Word in the Dictionary: meteor
All Words Near: meteoric

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up meteoric? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).