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Definition of meteor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

meteor

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmiːtiə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtiər//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈmiːtiɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtiɔːr//
 
The Earth and the atmosphere, Sky, The universe
 
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a piece of rock from outer space that makes a bright line across the night sky as it burns up while falling through the earth’s atmosphere a meteor shower see also shooting star See related entries: The Earth and the atmosphere, Sky, The universe Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting any atmospheric phenomenon): from modern Latin meteorum, from Greek meteōron, neuter (used as a noun) of meteōros ‘lofty’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: meteor