Associations to the word «Comet»


COMET, noun. (astronomy) A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in a (usually very eccentric) orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind as it approaches the Sun.
COMET, noun. A celestial phenomenon with the appearance given by the orbiting celestial body.
COMET, noun. Any of several species of hummingbird found in the Andes.
COMET HALLEY, proper noun. A very bright comet that can be seen every 75-76 years.

Dictionary definition

COMET, noun. (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit.

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