AskDefine | Define fireball

Dictionary Definition



1 an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding) [syn: bolide]
2 a highly energetic and indefatigable person [syn: powerhouse, human dynamo, ball of fire]
3 a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
4 the luminous center of a nuclear explosion

User Contributed Dictionary



fire + ball


  1. A ball of fire.
  2. An explosion, which results in a fireball.
  3. A meteor bright enough to cast shadows.
  4. A class of sailing dinghy,with a single trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker, sailed by a crew of two.


A ball of fire
An explosion, which results in a fireball
A meteor bright enough to cast shadows
A class of sailing dinghy

Extensive Definition

Fireball may refer to:

Science and technology

Fiction and games


Other uses

fireball in German: Fireball
fireball in French: Fireball
fireball in Japanese: ファイアボール
fireball in Russian: Fireball
fireball in Finnish: Fireball

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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