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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French météore, from Old French, from Latin meteorum, from Ancient Greek μετέωρον (metéōron), from μετέωρος (metéōros, raised from the ground, hanging, lofty), from μετά (metá, in the midst of, among, between) (English meta) + ἀείρω (aeírō, to lift, to heave, to raise up).

The original sense of “atmospheric phenomenon” gave rise to meteorology, but the meaning of "meteor" is now restricted to extraterrestrial objects burning up as they enter the atmosphere.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmitiɚ/, [ˈmiɾiɚ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

meteor (plural meteors)

  1. A fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere: A shooting star or falling star.
  2. (archaic) Any atmospheric phenomenon. (Thus the derivation of meteorology.) These were sometimes classified as aerial or airy meteors (winds), aqueous or watery meteors (hydrometeors: clouds, rain, snow, hail, dew, frost), luminous meteors (rainbows and aurora), and igneous or fiery meteors (lightning and shooting stars).
    • 1801, Robert Southey, Thalaba the Destroyer:
      A meteor in the hazy air
      Play’d before his path;
      Before him now it roll’d
      A globe of livid fire; []
      And now its wavy point
      Up-blazing rose, like a young cypress-tree
      Sway’d by the heavy wind;
      Anon to Thalaba it mov’d,
      And wrapt him in its pale innocuous fire
  3. (juggling) A prop similar to poi balls, in that it is twirled at the end of a cord or cable.
  4. (martial arts) A striking weapon resembling a track and field hammer consisting of a weight swung at the end of a cable or chain.
  5. (figuratively) Any short-lived source of wonderment.

Usage notesEdit

QuotationsEdit

  • p. 1859 December, Herman Melville, “The Portent (1859)”
    But the streaming beard is shown
    (Weird John Brown),
    The meteor of the war.

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VerbEdit

meteor (third-person singular simple present meteors, present participle meteoring, simple past and past participle meteored)

  1. (intransitive) To move at great speed.

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

meteor m (plural meteors)

  1. meteor

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English meteor or German Meteor.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛtɛor]
  • Hyphenation: me‧te‧or

NounEdit

meteor (plural meteorok)

  1. (astronomy) meteor (a fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative meteor meteorok
accusative meteort meteorokat
dative meteornak meteoroknak
instrumental meteorral meteorokkal
causal-final meteorért meteorokért
translative meteorrá meteorokká
terminative meteorig meteorokig
essive-formal meteorként meteorokként
essive-modal
inessive meteorban meteorokban
superessive meteoron meteorokon
adessive meteornál meteoroknál
illative meteorba meteorokba
sublative meteorra meteorokra
allative meteorhoz meteorokhoz
elative meteorból meteorokból
delative meteorról meteorokról
ablative meteortól meteoroktól
Possessive forms of meteor
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. meteorom meteorjaim
2nd person sing. meteorod meteorjaid
3rd person sing. meteorja meteorjai
1st person plural meteorunk meteorjaink
2nd person plural meteorotok meteorjaitok
3rd person plural meteorjuk meteorjaik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μετέωρον (metéōron)

NounEdit

meteor m (definite singular meteoren, indefinite plural meteorer, definite plural meteorene)

  1. a meteor

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μετέωρον (metéōron)

NounEdit

meteor m (definite singular meteoren, indefinite plural meteorar, definite plural meteorane)

  1. a meteor

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PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

NounEdit

meteor m inan

  1. (astronomy) meteor

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /metěoːr/
  • Hyphenation: me‧te‧or

NounEdit

metèōr m (Cyrillic spelling метѐо̄р)

  1. (astronomy) meteor

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

meteor c

  1. meteor

DeclensionEdit

Declension of meteor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative meteor meteoren meteorer meteorerna
Genitive meteors meteorens meteorers meteorernas

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