[fahyuh r-bawl] /ˈfaɪərˌbɔl/
a , as the sun; a shooting star.
a luminous meteor, sometimes exploding.
lightning having the appearance of a globe of ; .
the highly luminous central portion of a nuclear explosion.
a filled with explosive or combustible material, used as a projectile to injure the enemy by explosion or to set to their works.
Informal. an exceptionally energetic or ambitious person.
[rob-erts] /ˈrɒb ərts/
Sir Charles George Douglas, 1860–1943, Canadian poet and novelist.
[mad-uh ks] /ˈmæd əks/ (Show IPA), 1886–1941, U.S. poet and novelist.
[sley] /sleɪ/ (Show IPA), Earl (“Bobs Bahadur”) 1832–1914, British field marshal.
Glenn (“Fireball”) 1929–64, U.S. racing-car driver.
Kenneth (Lewis) 1885–1957, U.S. novelist and essayist.
Oral, 1918–2009, U.S. evangelist.
[joh-see-fuh s] /dʒoʊˈsi fəs/ (Show IPA), 1875–1955, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1930–45.
Richard John, born 1943, U.S. molecular biologist, born in England: Nobel prize 1993.
a ball-shaped discharge of lightning
the bright spherical region of hot ionized gas at the centre of a nuclear explosion
(astronomy) another name for bolide
(slang) an energetic person
Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl. 1832–1914, British field marshal. He was awarded the Victoria Cross (1858) for his service during the Indian Mutiny and was commander in chief (1899–1900) in the second Boer War
Julia. born 1967, US film actress; her films include Pretty Woman (1990), Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), which earned her an Academy Award, and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
1550s, from fire (n.) + ball (n.1).
Excellent; of best quality (1697+) adv: That’ll do first-rate
[fr the rating of warships in the 1600s]
[fahyuh r-baw-ler] /ˈfaɪərˌbɔ lər/ noun, Baseball Slang. 1. a hard-throwing fastball pitcher.
noun 1. a montgolfier.
[fahyuh r-beys] /ˈfaɪərˌbeɪs/ noun, Military. 1. an artillery , especially one set up quickly to support advancing troops or to forestall enemy advances. /ˈfaɪəˌbeɪs/ noun 1. an artillery base supporting advancing troops
noun 1. any of numerous click beetles of the genus Pyrophorus, of tropical America, having luminous reddish or greenish spots on the body.