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shooting star

noun

Simple Definition of shooting star

  • : a streak of light in the night sky that looks like a star falling but that is actually a piece of rock or metal (called a meteor) falling from outer space into the Earth's atmosphere

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shooting star

  1. 1 :  a visual meteor appearing as a temporary streak of light in the night sky

  2. 2 :  any of several North American perennial herbs (genus Dodecatheon, especially D. meadia) of the primrose family that have entire oblong leaves and showy flowers with reflexed petals

  3. 3 :  one resembling a shooting star especially in sudden and temporary brilliance


SHOOTING STAR Defined for Kids

shooting star

noun

Definition of shooting star for Students

  1. :  a meteor appearing as a temporary streak of light in the night sky





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