Meteor vs Lyrid - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between meteor and lyrid

is that meteor is meteor (streak of light caused by extraterrestrial matter entering the atmosphere) while lyrid is (astronomy) a shooting star or meteor observed as originating from the constellation lyra, and belonging to the meteor shower seen each april.

meteor

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (archaic) Any atmospheric phenomenon. (Thus the derivation of meteorology.'') These were sometimes classified as ''aerial'' or ''airy'' meteors (winds), ''aqueous'' or ''watery'' meteors (hydrometeors: clouds, rain, snow, hail, dew, frost), ''luminous'' meteors (rainbows and aurora), and ''igneous'' or ''fiery meteors (lightning and shooting stars [next]).
  • A fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere: A shooting star or falling star.
  • (juggling) A prop similar to poi balls , in that it is twirled at the end of a cord or cable.
  • (martial arts) A striking weapon resembling a track and field hammer consisting of a weight swung at the end of a cable or chain.
  • Usage notes

    * (streak of light in night sky) Not to be confused with (meteoroid) and (meteorite) (cause and remains of a meteor), or (asteroid) and (comet) (celestial bodies).

    Quotations

    * Herman Melville, “The Portent (1859)” *: But the streaming beard is shown *: (Weird John Brown), *: The meteor of the war.

    Synonyms

    * (streak of light in night sky) falling star, shooting star

    Coordinate terms

    * (astronomical phenomenon) asteroid, comet

    Derived terms

    (meteor) * aerometeor * Great Meteor * hydrometeor * lithometeor * meteor hammer * meteor shower * meteor storm * meteor strike * meteorette * meteoric * meteorism * meteorist * meteorite * meteoritic * meteoriticist * meteoritics * meteorize * meteorograph * meteoroid * meteoroidal * meteorology * meteoromancy * meteorometer * meteoroscope * meteoroscopy * meteorosophistical * meteorous * meteory

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move at great speed.
  • Anagrams

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    lyrid

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (astronomy) A shooting star or meteor observed as originating from the constellation Lyra, and belonging to the meteor shower seen each April.
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