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Meaning of COMET

Pronunciation:  'kâmit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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
Appendix.

 
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
 

 

 

 

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