Meteoric


Meteoric
Meteoric Me`te*or"ic, a. [Cf. F. m['e]t['e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster]

2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster]

3. Flashing; transient and brilliant, like a meteor[3]; as, meteoric fame. ``Meteoric politician.'' --Craik. [1913 Webster]

{Meteoric iron}, {Meteoric stone}. (Min.) See {Meteorite}.

{Meteoric paper}, a substance of confervoid origin found floating in the air, and resembling bits of coarse paper; -- so called because formerly supposed to fall from meteors.

{Meteoric showers}, periodical exhibitions of shooting stars, occuring about the 9th or 10th of August and 13th of November, more rarely in April and December, and also at some other periods. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.