fireball

Definitions of fireball
  1. noun
    an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
    synonyms: bolide
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    type of:
    meteor, shooting star
    a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
  2. noun
    a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
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    type of:
    ball, globe, orb
    an object with a spherical shape
  3. noun
    the luminous center of a nuclear explosion
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    type of:
    ball, globe, orb
    an object with a spherical shape
  4. noun
    a highly energetic and indefatigable person
    synonyms: ball of fire, human dynamo, powerhouse
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    types:
    self-starter
    an energetic person with unusual initiative
    type of:
    actor, doer, worker
    a person who acts and gets things done
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