HyperDic: comet

English > 1 sense of the word comet:
NOUNobjectcomet(astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
comet > pronunciation
Soundskaa'maht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > comet: 1 sense > noun 1, object
Meaning(astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Partscoma(astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet
nucleus(astronomy) the center of the head of a comet
Broaderextraterrestrial object, estraterrestrial bodyA natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
Spanishcometa
Catalancometa
Adjectivescometary, cometicof or relating to or resembling a comet

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