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
Full Definition of shooting star
1 : a visual meteor appearing as a temporary streak of light in the night sky
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 : one resembling a shooting star especially in sudden and temporary brilliance
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SHOOTING STAR Defined for Kids
Definition of shooting star for Students
: a meteor appearing as a temporary streak of light in the night sky
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