falling star
noun Date: 1563 meteor 2a

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  • Falling star — Falling Fall ing, a. & n. from {Fall}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Falling away}, {Falling off}, etc. See {To fall away}, {To fall off}, etc., under {Fall}, v. i. {Falling band}, the plain, broad, linen collar turning down over the doublet, worn in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falling star — n a ↑shooting star …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • falling star — ► NOUN ▪ a meteor or shooting star …   English terms dictionary

  • falling star — n. METEOR (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • falling star — UK [ˌfɔːlɪŋ ˈstɑː(r)] / US [ˌfɔlɪŋ ˈstɑr] noun [countable] Word forms falling star : singular falling star plural falling stars a shooting star …   English dictionary

  • falling star — noun : meteor 2a * * * noun, pl ⋯ stars [count] : ↑meteor * * * ˌfalling ˈstar [falling star] noun = ↑shooting star …   Useful english dictionary

  • falling star — Shooting Shoot ing, a. Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting. [1913 Webster] {Shooting board} (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane is guided and the board held true.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falling star — fall|ing star [ ,fɔlıŋ star ] noun count a SHOOTING STAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • falling star — fall′ing star′ n. astron. a meteor; shooting star • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • falling star — an incandescent meteor; a shooting star. [1555 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • falling star — noun A meteor. Syn: shooting star …   Wiktionary

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