meteoric

adjective me·te·or·ic \ ˌmē-tē-ˈȯr-ik , -ˈär- \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

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

meteorically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of meteoric in a Sentence

  1. a meteoric rise to fame

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First Known Use of meteoric

1785

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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METEORIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of meteoric for English Language Learners

  • : very sudden or fast

  • : marked by very quick success


METEORIC Defined for Kids

meteoric

adjective me·te·or·ic \ ˌmē-tē-ˈȯr-ik \

Definition of meteoric for Students

1 : of or relating to a meteor
  • meteoric impacts
2 : like a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary success
  • a meteoric career


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