Meaning of COMET in English


[ 'kɒmɪt ]

■ noun a celestial object which consists of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a diffuse tail, and typically follows a highly eccentric orbit around the sun.


~ary adjective


OE, from L. ~a , from Gk komētēs 'long-haired (star)', from komē 'hair'; reinforced by OFr. ~e .

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