meteorite


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me·te·or·ite

 (mē′tē-ə-rīt′)
n.
A stony or metallic mass of matter that has fallen to the earth's surface from outer space.

me′te·or·it′ic (-ə-rĭt′ĭk), me′te·or·it′i·cal adj.

meteorite

(ˈmiːtɪəˌraɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a rocklike object consisting of the remains of a meteoroid that has fallen on earth. It may be stony (chondrite), iron, or stony iron (pallasite). See chondrite
meteoritic adj

me•te•or•ite

(ˈmi ti əˌraɪt)

n.
1. the remains of a meteroid that has reached the earth from outer space.
2. a meteoroid.
[1815–25]
me`te•or•it′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) me`te•or•it′i•cal, me`te•or•it′al (-ˈraɪt l) adj.

me·te·or·ite

(mē′tē-ə-rīt′)
A meteor that reaches the Earth's surface without completely burning up due to friction.

meteorite

- A meteor that survives and makes it to a planet; types of meteorites include siderites/irons, aerolites/stones, and siderolites (iron/stone).
See also related terms for meteor.

meteorite

A rock or metal lump that has fallen to Earth; thought to be asteroid debris.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meteorite - stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surfacemeteorite - stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface
aerolite - a stony meteorite consisting of silicate minerals
meteor, meteoroid - (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
micrometeor, micrometeorite, micrometeoroid - a meteorite or meteoroid so small that it drifts down to earth without becoming intensely heated in the atmosphere
pallasite - a meteorite composed principally of olivine and metallic iron
siderite - a meteorite consisting principally of nickel and iron
Translations
حَجَر نَيْزَكيحُطَامُ الْنَيّزَكِ
meteorit
meteorit
meteoriitti
meteor
meteorkő
loftsteinn
隕石
운석
meteorit
meteorit
อุกกาบาต
göktaşıyeryüzüne düşmüş küçük göktaşı
thiên thạch

meteorite

[ˈmiːtɪəraɪt] Nmeteorito m

meteorite

[ˈmiːtiəraɪt] nmétéorite m or f

meteorite

nMeteorit m

meteorite

[ˈmiːtɪəˌraɪt] nmeteorite m

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.

meteorite

حُطَامُ الْنَيّزَكِ meteorit meteorit Meteorit μετεωρίτης meteorito meteoriitti météorite meteor meteorite 隕石 운석 meteoriet meteoritt meteoryt meteorito метеорит meteorit อุกกาบาต göktaşı thiên thạch 陨星
References in classic literature ?
"It is," said Barbicane, "a simple meteorite, but an enormous one, which the attraction of the earth has retained as a satellite."
According to his observations, this meteorite will accomplish its revolution around the earth in three hours and twenty minutes, which implies a wonderful rate of speed."
Indeed, I think that this meteorite, which, had it struck the projectile, would have much embarrassed us, will give us the means of deciding what our position in space is."
Hundreds of meteorites, ignited by the friction of the atmosphere, irradiated the shadow of the luminous train, and lined the cloudy parts of the disc with their fire.
A shooting-star to northward filled the sky with the green blink of a meteorite dissipating itself in our atmosphere.
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A fragment of the meteorite that fell on Barwell, Leicestershire, in 1965 is now on show at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
A man who used a meteorite as a doorstop for 30 years got a huge surprise when he discovered it was potentially worth $100,000 (around P5.4 million).
Meteorites are rocks that fall to Earth from outer space, and the Monahans meteorite is notable for several reasons.
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The Turnbull Government will provide $50,000 to help the Queensland Museum to purchase a rare 15.3 kilogram meteorite, the first of its type to be discovered in Australia.