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me·te·or·ic

 (mē′tē-ôr′ĭk, -ŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or formed by a meteoroid.
2. Of or relating to the earth's atmosphere.
3. Similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or brevity: a meteoric rise to fame.

me′te·or′i·cal·ly adv.

meteoric

(ˌmiːtɪˈɒrɪk)
adj
1. (Astronomy) of, formed by, or relating to meteors
2. like a meteor in brilliance, speed, or transience
3. (Physical Geography) rare of or relating to the weather; meteorological
ˌmeteˈorically adv

me•te•or•ic

(ˌmi tiˈɔr ɪk, -ˈɒr-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of meteors.
2. resembling a meteor in transient brilliance, suddenness of appearance, swiftness, etc.: a meteoric rise in politics.
3. of or coming from the atmosphere.
[1625–35]
me`te•or′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meteoric - of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditionsmeteoric - of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions; "meteorological factors"; "meteorological chart"; "meteoric (or meteorological) phenomena"
2.meteoric - pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroidsmeteoric - pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids; "meteoric shower"; "meteoric impacts"
3.meteoric - like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience; "a meteoric rise to fame"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"

meteoric

Translations
نَيْزَكي، شِهابي
meteoritský
meteorisk
meteorikus
leiftur-
meteorický
baş döndürücü hızla

meteoric

[ˌmiːtɪˈɒrɪk] ADJ
1. (lit) → meteórico
2. (fig) → rápido, meteórico

meteoric

[ˌmiːtiˈɒrɪk] adj [rise] → fulgurant(e)
He enjoyed a meteoric rise to power → Il a connu une ascension au pouvoir fulgurante.
a meteoric rise to fame → une fulgurante ascension vers la célébrité

meteoric

adjmeteorisch; (fig)kometenhaft

meteoric

[ˌmiːtɪˈɒrɪk] adjmeteorico/a (fig) → fulmineo/a

meteor

(ˈmiːtiə) noun
(also shooting star) a small mass or body travelling very quickly through space which appears very bright after entering the earth's atmosphere.
ˌmeteˈoric (-ˈo-) adjective
(of success etc) rapid and often only lasting for a short time. a meteoric rise to fame.
ˈmeteorite (-rait) noun
a small meteor that has fallen to earth.
References in classic literature ?
Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena that occured with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source.
To his feature as to all other objects, the meteoric light imparted a new expression; or it might well be that the physician was not careful then, as at all other times, to hide the malevolence with which he looked upon his victim.
The ice cap was melting and those meteoric phenomena, clouds, unknown upon the greater part of Barsoom, were shutting out the light of heaven from this portion of the planet.
In the shadows of the forest that flanks the crimson plain by the side of the Lost Sea of Korus in the Valley Dor, beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, speeding their meteoric way close above the bosom of the dying planet, I crept stealthily along the trail of a shadowy form that hugged the darker places with a persistency that proclaimed the sinister nature of its errand.
Only stout lashings prevented these men from being swept from the deck, while those upon the roof below were constantly compelled to cling to rails and stanchions to save themselves from being carried away by each new burst of meteoric fury.
In an instant pandemonium reigned, for the heavy boulder had mowed down a score of the pursuers, breaking arms and legs in its meteoric descent.
Pecking at star-dust," Martin took up the strain warmly; "at the meteoric flight of the master-men.
In 1715," replied the unknown, "the astronomers Louville and Halley mistook for lunar phenomena some which were purely terrestrial, such as meteoric or other bodies which are generated in our own atmosphere.
In marked contrast to these men is Thomas Kyd, who about the year 1590 attained a meteoric reputation with crude
Standing anyhow and all wrong, upon this open space, like something meteoric that has fallen down from the moon, is an odd, lop-sided, one-eyed kind of wooden building, that looks like a church, with a flag- staff as long as itself sticking out of a steeple something larger than a tea-chest.
It's been a meteoric rise for Leonidas Kattou, who has gone from the fryer to fine dining at Michelinstarred restaurant Simpsons in Edgbaston.
The former Chelsea chief has sent scouts to check out the Crystal Palace forward, 20, whose meteoric rise continues.