Webster Definition for "meteor"

me.te.or \'me-t-e--*r, -e--.o.(*)r\ n [ME, fr. MF meteore, fr. ML meteorum, fr. Gk meteo- ron phenomeno]n in the sky, fr. neut. of meteo- ros high in air, fr. meta- + -eo -ros ( akin to Gk aeirein to lift) 1: a phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere (as lightning, a rainbow, o r a snowfall) 2a: one of the small particles of matter in the solar system observable dir ectly only when it falls into the earth's atmosphere where friction may cause its temporary incandescence 2b: the streak of light produced by the passage of a meteor

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