Meaning of COMET in English


/ ˈkɒmɪt; NAmE ˈkɑːmət/ noun

a mass of ice and dust that moves around the sun and looks like a bright star with a tail



late Old English , from Latin cometa , from Greek komētēs long-haired (star), from komē hair; reinforced by Old French comete .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.