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Meaning of COMET

Pronunciation:  'kâmit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit

COMET is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: coma, estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object, nucleus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"et\, n. [L. cometes, cometa, from Gr. ? comet, prop.
long-haired, fr. ? to wear long hair, fr. ? hair, akin to L.
coma: cf. F. com[`e]te.] (Astron.)
A member of the solar system which usually moves in an
elongated orbit, approaching very near to the sun in its
perihelion, and receding to a very great distance from it at
its aphelion. A comet commonly consists of three parts: the
nucleus, the envelope, or coma, and the tail; but one or more
of these parts is frequently wanting. See Illustration in

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a comet in your dream indicates that you need to move on and free yourself from emotional and physical burdens. Charge forward toward your goals.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Aldebaran, Canicula, celestial body, daystar, Dog Star, evening star, fixed stars, heavenly body, Hesper, Hesperus, living sapphires, lodestar, Lucifer, morning star, North Star, orb, Phosphor, Phosphorus, polar star, Polaris, polestar, Sirius, sphere, starry host, stars, Venus, Vesper