Meteoric stone
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]


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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric iron — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric paper — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric showers — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meteoric — adj. 1 a of or relating to the atmosphere. b dependent on atmospheric conditions. 2 of meteors. 3 rapid like a meteor; dazzling, transient (meteoric rise to fame). Phrases and idioms: meteoric stone a meteorite. Derivatives: meteorically adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meteoric stones — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone — Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral matter;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone age — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone bass — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone biter — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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