[[t]mi͟ːtiɒ̱rɪk, AM -ɔ͟ːr-[/t]]
If you use meteoric when you are describing someone's career, you mean that they achieved success very quickly.

Let's hope that the meteoric rise to fame and fortune does not adversely affect him...

His early career had been meteoric.

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  • Meteoric — Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3. Flashing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meteoric — UK US /ˌmiːtiˈɒrɪk/ adjective ► developing very fast and attracting a lot of attention: »Speculation on the currency has helped its meteoric rise of 16% against the US dollar in a year. »Her appointment to the post at the age of 37 is the latest… …   Financial and business terms

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  • meteoric — [mēt΄ē ôr′ik] adj. [ML meteoricus: also < METEOR + IC] 1. atmospheric or meteorological [hail is a meteoric phenomenon] 2. of a meteor or meteors 3. like a meteor; momentarily dazzling or brilliant, flashing, or swift meteorically adv …   English World dictionary

  • meteoric — index brief, ephemeral, transient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • meteoric — (adj.) 1812, pertaining to meteors; earlier dependent on atmospheric conditions (1789), from METEOR (Cf. meteor) + IC (Cf. ic). Figurative sense of transiently brilliant is from 1836 …   Etymology dictionary

  • meteoric — [adj] brief, sudden dazzling, ephemeral, flashing, fleeting, momentary, overnight, rapid, spectacular, speedy, swift, transient; concepts 548,798,799 Ant. slow …   New thesaurus

  • meteoric — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to meteors or meteorites. 2) (of progress or development) very rapid …   English terms dictionary

  • meteoric — me|te|or|ic [ˌmi:tiˈɔrık US ˈo:rık, ˈa:rık] adj 1.) happening very suddenly and quickly ▪ her meteoric rise from dancer to professional actress ▪ The company has experienced meteoric growth. ▪ The scandal ended his meteoric political career . 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • meteoric — adjective 1 happening very suddenly and quickly: meteoric rise/career: her meteoric rise to fame 2 from a meteor: meteoric stones meteorically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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