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fire·ball

 (fīr′bôl′)
n.
1. A brilliantly burning sphere.
2. A highly luminous, intensely hot spherical cloud of dust, gas, and vapor generated by a nuclear explosion.
3. See bolide.

fireball

(ˈfaɪəˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a ball-shaped discharge of lightning
2. (General Physics) the bright spherical region of hot ionized gas at the centre of a nuclear explosion
3. (Astronomy) astronomy another name for bolide
4. slang an energetic person

fire•ball

(ˈfaɪərˌbɔl)

n.
1. a ball of fire, as the sun or a large burst of flame.
2. a luminous meteor, sometimes exploding.
3. lightning having the appearance of a globe of fire.
4. the highly luminous central portion of a nuclear explosion.
5. a very energetic person.

fire·ball

(fīr′bôl′)
A meteor that is as bright or brighter than the brightest planets.

fireball

The luminous sphere of hot gases which forms a few millionths of a second after detonation of a nuclear weapon and immediately starts expanding and cooling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fireball - an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)fireball - an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
shooting star, meteor - a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
2.fireball - a highly energetic and indefatigable personfireball - a highly energetic and indefatigable person
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
self-starter - an energetic person with unusual initiative
3.fireball - a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
4.fireball - the luminous center of a nuclear explosion
atomic explosion, nuclear explosion - the explosion of an atomic bomb
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
Translations

fireball

[ˈfaɪəbɔːl] Nbola f de fuego

fireball

[ˈfaɪərbɔːl] nboule f de feufire blanket ncouverture f antifeu

fireball

[ˈfaɪəˌbɔːl] n (Astron) → bolide m; (nuclear) → palla di fuoco; (lightning) → fulmine m globulare
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