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1. fireball

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝˌbɔl, ˈfaɪrˌbɔl'] the luminous center of a nuclear explosion.

Synonyms

  • orb
  • atomic explosion
  • nuclear explosion
  • globe

Antonyms

  • nonworker
  • unwind

Etymology

  • ball (English)
  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Fireball

  • arenaball
  • basketball
  • blackball
  • butterball
  • cannonball
  • eyeball
  • fastball
  • fireball
  • football
  • handball
  • hardball
  • meatball
  • mothball
  • oddball
  • pinball
  • powerball
  • racquetball
  • screwball
  • snowball
  • softball

Example sentences of the word fireball


1. Noun, singular or mass
The ram or sheep hand sign is the second hand sign in the fireball "jutsu."

2. Adjective
These types include the fireball azalea, the double delight and the golden light.

Quotes containing the word fireball


1. The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
- Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

2. Why couldn't you turn into a fireball when we were on the same team!
- Pittacus Lore, The Rise of Nine

3. It's a philosophical minefield!"Cabal had a brief mental image of Aristotle walking halfway across an open field before unexpectedly disappearing in a fireball. Descartes and Nietzsche looked on appalled. He pulled himself together.
- Jonathan L. Howard, Johannes Cabal The Necromancer

2. fireball

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝˌbɔl, ˈfaɪrˌbɔl'] a highly energetic and indefatigable person.

Synonyms

  • human dynamo
  • powerhouse
  • ball of fire
  • actor
  • doer
  • worker

Etymology

  • ball (English)
  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. fireball

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝˌbɔl, ˈfaɪrˌbɔl'] a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning).

Synonyms

  • globe
  • orb

Etymology

  • ball (English)
  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. fireball

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝˌbɔl, ˈfaɪrˌbɔl'] an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding).

Synonyms

  • shooting star
  • bolide

Etymology

  • ball (English)
  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
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