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Definition of "meteoric" []

  • Of, relating to, or formed by a meteoroid. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the earth's atmosphere. (adjective)
  • Similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or brevity: a meteoric rise to fame. (adjective)
  • Of, formed by, or relating to meteors (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Like a meteor in brilliance, speed, or transience (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the weather; meteorological (adjective)

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Use "meteoric" in a sentence
  • "The men who now and then flash across our intellectual heavens, drawing all eyes for the moment, these I call meteoric men."
  • "A politician's rapid rise to power is often called meteoric."
  • "It wasn't long ago that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's rise to the top of the Republican field of presidential candidates was called "meteoric.""