Meteor (me-te-or) A small particle that can be seen only as a streak of light as it burns up on entry into Earth’s atmosphere.
Meteorite (me-te-or-ite) A meteor that reaches Earth’s surface without completely vaporizing.
Meteoroid (me-te-or-oid) A meteor particle in space.
Meteoric (me-te-or-ic) Resembling a meteor in speed or temporary brilliance.
Meteorology (me-te-o-rol-o-gy) Atmospheric science and weather forecasting.
Meter (me-ter) 1. Rhythm. 2. A unit of measure (39.37 inches). 3. A device to measure or record, like a parking meter.