fireball

noun fire·ball \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

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

  1. The house erupted into a fireball.

  2. what this club needs is a fireball who will bring some sorely needed energy and enthusiasm

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First Known Use of fireball

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FIREBALL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fireball for English Language Learners

  • : a huge mass of fire



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