Definition of fireball
1 : a ball of fire; also : something resembling such a ball the primordial fireball associated with the beginning of the universe — Scientific American
2 : a brilliant meteor that may trail bright sparks
3 : the highly luminous cloud of vapor and dust created by a nuclear explosion
4 : a highly energetic person
Examples of fireball in a Sentence
The house erupted into a fireball.
what this club needs is a fireball who will bring some sorely needed energy and enthusiasm
Recent Examples of fireball from the Web
Angelique Kidjo Aug. 13 Born and raised in the West African country of Benin and now based in New York, this Grammy Award-winning Afropop vocal fireball is admirably versatile.
In the claustrophobic bowels of a mine, a blast goes wrong and sends a flaming fireball racing through the shaft in a brief but effective disaster scene that leaves four workmen dead and the audience hungry for more.
The fire spread rapidly, and local media showed a giant fireball erupt and give way to thick black plumes of smoke.
Zach Hess is Omaha untouchable: In his three CWS appearances, twice against Florida State and then Oregon State, the fireball freshman reliever now has allowed 0 runs and 0 hits in 3.1 innings, striking out eight.
Joining Owens at Waterfront Park, a couple of jugglers, several hoopers, a guy spinning Poi Balls (unlit fireballs on thin rope) and John Mark Hummel using a Contact Staff.
This handy device lets your dad appear to shoot fireballs from his hand.
The film's signature flying cow soared by as a truck smashed into a gas tank, creating a three-story fireball, ending with the roof nearly collapsing on guests' heads as the floor beneath their feet suddenly dropped.
The bigger the rock, the bigger the fireball (usually).
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First Known Use of fireball
FIREBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fireball for English Language Learners
: a huge mass of fire
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