Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See meteor.

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  • n. A meteor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Shooting star.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a class of meteors which appear as luminous points shooting or darting through larger or smaller arcs of the sky, and followed by long trains of light. They are observable in the night sky throughout the year. Also called shooting-star.

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Examples

  • And behold, he came forth to the duello as he were a vast mountain, with his fires flaming and his smoke spireing, and shot at me a falling star of fire; but I swerved from it and it missed me.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  •  One clump of thatch fell lazily through the blackness, like a falling star extinguishing itself, or a burning alphabetic vowel swallowed by watery silence, or a firebird plunging into a suicidal dive in a dark nameless lake.

    Son of a Witch

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  • HaHaHa!

    January 10, 2012

  • Gangerh! I just got that. :-)

    January 10, 2012

  • What a dizzine (disney) star! Making a star fall into a wind fall? Turning stardust into golddust? Great joke , Ruzuzu!

    January 10, 2012

  • Ha! I like it.
    But how long was it in your email before you got it?

    January 9, 2012

  • I just got this joke in an e-mail:

    King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of
    war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the
    Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he
    went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.

    Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."
    "But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested. " Don 't you
    know who I am? I am the king!"

    Croesus replied, "When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no difference who you are."

    January 9, 2012

  • falling star is a folk name for a meteor. It appears in the song Catch a Falling Star by Paul Vance that was recorded and popularized by Perry Como.

    "Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
    Never let it fade away!
    Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
    Save it for a rainy day!

    For love may come an' tap you on the shoulder,
    Some star-less night!
    Just in case you feel you wanna’ hold her,
    You’ll have a pocketful of starlight!
    "

    January 21, 2008