fireball etymology

English word fireball comes from English fire, English ball

Detailed word origin of fireball

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fire English (eng) (farriery) to cauterize. (intransitive) to shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon. (intransitive, computer sciences, software engineering) to initiate an event (by means of an event handler). (intransitive, dated) to be irritated or inflamed with passion. (intransitive, dated) to catch fire; to be kindled. (intransitive, physiology) to cause an action potential in a cell. (transitive) to [...]
ball English (eng) (anatomy) The front of the bottom of the foot, just behind the toes.. (ballistics) A solid, spherical nonexplosive missile for a cannon, etc.. (cricket) A single delivery by the bowler, six of which make up an over.. (farriery, historical) A large pill, a form in which medicine was given to horses; a bolus.. (mathematics) The set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance (the [...]
fireball English (eng) (astronomy) A meteor bright enough to cast shadows.. (heraldiccharge) A charge made of a disc-shaped bomb shell, with four sets of flames, at the top, bottom and on either side.. A ball of fire.. A class of sailing dinghy with a single trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker, sailed by a crew of two.. An explosion, which results in a fireball.

Words with the same origin as fireball

Descendants of fire
Fireland bump firing firable firie firy
Descendants of ball
Cruyff turn blue vulva cobblers