Meteoric stone

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

  • stone — каменный paved with slabs of stone вымощенный каменными плитами Old Stone Age палеолит, древний каменный век stone wall каменная стена, каменная ограда meteoric stone аэролит, каменный метеорит New Stone Age неолит, новый каменный век …   English-Russian travelling 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

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