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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Meteor  \Me"te*or\,  n.  [F.  m['e]t['e]ore,  Gr  ?,  pl  ?  things  in 
  the  air,  fr  ?  high  in  air,  raised  off  the  ground;  ?  beyond  + 
  ?,  ?,  a  suspension  or  hovering  in  the  air,  fr  ?  to  lift, 
  raise  up.] 
  1.  Any  phenomenon  or  appearance  in  the  atmosphere,  as  clouds, 
  rain,  hail,  snow,  etc 
  Hail,  an  ordinary  meteor.  --Bp.  Hall. 
  2.  Specif.:  A  transient  luminous  body  or  appearance  seen  in 
  the  atmosphere,  or  in  a  more  elevated  region. 
  The  vaulty  top  of  heaven  Figured  quite  o'er  with 
  burning  meteors.  --Shak. 
  Note:  The  term  is  especially  applied  to  fireballs,  and  the 
  masses  of  stone  or  other  substances  which  sometimes 
  fall  to  the  earth;  also  to  shooting  stars  and  to  ignes 
  fatui  Meteors  are  often  classed  as:  aerial  meteors, 
  winds,  tornadoes,  etc.;  aqueous  meteors,  rain,  hail, 
  snow,  dew,  etc.;  luminous  meteors,  rainbows,  halos, 
  etc.;  and  igneous  meteors,  lightning,  shooting  stars, 
  and  the  like 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  meteoroid  that  has  entered  the  earth's  atmosphere  [syn:  {shooting 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  version  of  COMIT  with  Lisp-like  syntax,  written  in  MIT  Lisp 
  1.5  for  the  IBM  7090.  "METEOR  -  A  List  Interpreter  for  String 
  Transformation",  D.G.  Bobrow  in  The  Programming  Language  LISP 
  and  its  Interpretation,  E.D.  and  D.G.  Bobrow  eds,  1964. 

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