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String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe - from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies - are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation.
Brian Greene

Meaning of "fireball" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FIREBALL

fireball  [ˈfaɪəˌbɔːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIREBALL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fireball is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FIREBALL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fireball in the English dictionary

The first definition of fireball in the dictionary is a ball-shaped discharge of lightning. Other definition of fireball is the bright spherical region of hot ionized gas at the centre of a nuclear explosion. Fireball is also an energetic person.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FIREBALL


airball
ˈɛəˌbɔːl
baseball
ˈbeɪsˌbɔːl
basketball
ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl
butterball
ˈbʌtəˌbɔːl
cannonball
ˈkænənˌbɔːl
eyeball
ˈaɪˌbɔːl
football
ˈfʊtˌbɔːl
hairball
ˈhɛəˌbɔːl
handball
ˈhændˌbɔːl
meatball
ˈmiːtˌbɔːl
murderball
ˈmɜːdəˌbɔːl
netball
ˈnɛtˌbɔːl
oddball
ˈɒdˌbɔːl
pinball
ˈpɪnˌbɔːl
rollerball
ˈrəʊləˌbɔːl
snowball
ˈsnəʊˌbɔːl
softball
ˈsɒftˌbɔːl
sourball
ˈsaʊəˌbɔːl
trackerball
ˈtrækəˌbɔːl
volleyball
ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIREBALL

fire-eating
fire-extinguisher
fire-retardant
fireable
firearm
firearmed
firearms certificate
fireback
fireballer
firebase
firebird
fireboard
fireboat
firebomb
firebox
firebrand
firebrat
firebreak
firebrick
firebug

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIREBALL

American football
ball
crystal ball
eyeball to eyeball
eyeball-to-eyeball
fantasy football
five-a-side football
golf ball
greaseball
gumball
iceball
knuckleball
on the ball
paddleball
play-the-ball
sandlot baseball
sleazeball
slimeball
tennis ball
wrecking ball

Synonyms and antonyms of fireball in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «fireball» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIREBALL

Find out the translation of fireball to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fireball from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fireball» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

火球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bola de fuego
570 millions of speakers

English

fireball
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आग का गोला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كرة نارية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Огненный шар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bola de fogo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উল্কা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boule de feu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bola api
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feuerball
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

火の玉
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불 덩어리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fireball
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sao băng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஃபயர்பால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अग्निबाण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ateştopu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bolide
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kula ognia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вогненна куля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

minge de foc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βολίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vuurbal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

eldklot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ildkule
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fireball

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIREBALL»

The term «fireball» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.648 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIREBALL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fireball

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QUOTES WITH «FIREBALL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fireball.
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Brian Greene
String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe - from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies - are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIREBALL»

Discover the use of fireball in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fireball and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fireball
Fire rages on the tanker, Argo, when its cargo of deadly gas is ignited.
Dudley Bromley, 1982
2
Fireball
Darkly comic, this novel follows the teens during their last summer together; one that will come to define their future: a summer of sex, chemical experimentation, shifting loyalties, and disillusionment.
Tyler Keevil, 2012
3
Fireball in the Whirlwind: Flying Object Caught on Film
Caught on the video recorded tape august 19th, 1997, in Oberlin, Ohio. The pictures contained in this book are not forged and are original. The Yancey family has seen paranormal activity at their country home for years.
Perry Yancey, 2004
4
Fireball Tim's Big Book of Wacky Rides!
A collection of inanimate objects transformed into imaginative cars, including the snot rocket, king cruiser, and java jammer.
Fireball Tim, 2013
5
Implementation of Optical Spectra Calculations in FIREBALL: ...
We have expanded the capabilities of the ab initio tight-binding molecular dynamics package FIREBALL to include calculations of optical properties.
Ivan Grigoryevich Okhrimenko, 2008
6
Vicki!: the true-life adventures of Miss Fireball
Vicki! is the candid and often inspiring story of her success, from her troubled relationship with her mother to her discovery by Carol, her Emmy Award-winning eleven years on the classic comedy series, her disastrous first marriage, her ...
Vicki Lawrence, Marc Eliot, 1995
7
Fireball
When Simon and Brad investigate the mysterious fireball, they suddenly find themselves in an alternate world--a world where the unrealized possibilities of the actual world have been realized.
John Christopher, 1984
8
Operation Fireball
Five strangers .
Dan J. Marlowe, 2012
9
The mystery of the Tunguska fireball
Traces the explosive 1908 impact in a remote area of the Tunguska forest in Siberia and the numerous theories about its cause, from miniature black holes and extraterrestrial laser beams to an early nuclear experiment. Original.
Surendra Verma, 2006
10
Afterglow of Creation: From the Fireball to the Discovery of ...
This is the story of the cosmic background radiation, the "afterglow" of the Big Bang in which the Universe was born.
Marcus Chown, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIREBALL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fireball is used in the context of the following news items.
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Are Fireball Shots Flaming Out?
The party might be simmering down for Fireball, the popular cinnamon-flavored shot, as new supplier trends are starting to see a slowdown. «Fox Business, Jul 15»
2
Pictured: Terrifying moment car explodes into a fireball - just …
A couple escaped death by seconds after their car erupted into a massive fireball. David Lewis, 48, and Melanie Keeling, 51, had pulled over to ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Cabin spared from fireball in Nemeiben Lake, Sask.
"Then you'll see basically a fireball race across the trees." Report Typo · Send Feedback. Comments on this story are moderated according to ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
4
48th Annual Fireball Classic 5K and 10K Run breaks records
48th Annual Fireball Classic 5K and 10K Run breaks records. Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:02 am. 48th Annual Fireball Classic 5K and 10K Run breaks ... «Theadanews, Jul 15»
5
What the heck was that 'fireball' at Bay City Fireworks Festival finale?
A mushroom cloud-like fireball rose from the ground at Veterans Memorial Park during the grand finale of the 53rd annual Bay City Fireworks ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Errant fireball sets off Layton's firework finale prematurely
LAYTON -- An errant fireball from a firework lit an exposed fuse for Layton Liberty Days Fireworks Display finale and set it off at the beginning of ... «Standard-Examiner, Jul 15»
7
Lehigh Valley color runs' powder different from that in Taiwan fireball
Emily Howell, left, of Bangor, and Elise Onjack, of Bangor, throw colored powered at each other after running in the Musikfest Color Me Rad 5k ... «lehighvalleylive.com, Jul 15»
8
Two hurt in plane crash fireball horror
A plane crash witness was hailed a hero for racing to help two men from the blazing craft. The light aircraft overturned and caught fire after ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
9
Keaton Movie Shoots, Teen Reported Missing, 'Fireball' Over …
Keaton Movie Shoots, Teen Reported Missing, 'Fireball' Over Douglasville: Top Posts. Some of our top posts at Douglasville Patch. Plus, how ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
10
Hong Kong burns agency executive steps down over Taipei fireball
Cheng decided to quit the post after critics blasted him for taking advantage of the fireball tragedy in Taipei on June 27 that resulted in two ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fireball [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fireball>. Sep 2019 ».
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