meteoric meteoric  /ˌmi ti ˈɔ rɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions
  2. (adj) pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids
  3. (adj) like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience

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  1. There couldn't be a better metaphor for the meteoric success of Puerto Rico's supreme ambassador of reggaeton, Latin music's latest thing.
  2. His successful negotiations with AOL in 2002 yielded a watershed deal in the company's meteoric growth.
  3. If there is a paramount lesson to be drawn from Carter's meteoric rise and fall, it is that tragedy does not always have heroic dimensions.

News

  1. Dear Business Owner: Tweet or Die

    When customers took to social media, calling a start-up's product ugly, the company went with it--inadvertently fueling a meteoric ascent. Twitter and LinkedIn "are the two greatest management tools that have come along since the invention of e-mail," declared Gregory Shove, the founder and CEO of SocialChorus, speaking to a packed session entitled "Leadership in a Digital Age" at this year’s ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  2. Viva Zapata! Spanish artists talks about his meteoric rise to fame

    Viva Zapata! Spanish artists talks about his meteoric rise to fame
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  3. 3-star's career stalled over sexual assault case

    For most of her career, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms has defied gravity, rising from astronaut to one of only three female lieutenant generals in the Air Force. But her decision to overturn a sex assault conviction may bring an end to her heretofore meteoric trajectory.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Air Force Times

Quotes

  1. "Frankly, I'm convinced that the national interest demands a new approach to our interaction with the world," Leach said in a conference call with reporters. "Like many I'm astonished at Barack Obama's meteoric rise as a candidate. I have no...
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Jim Leach Source: WOI

  2. "I think he has more talent, more outright talent, than I do," Bobby Rahal said. "If you look at his age, and where he's at, it's been meteoric. ...... Whether he was my son or not, I would say this kid is something special."
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Bobby Rahal Source: SI.com

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