Complete Definition of "comet"

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Pronunciation
AHD|kÅm'Ét
IPA|/ËkÉmÉt/
SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
audio|en-us-comet.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Émɪt|-Émɪt

Etymology
From OF. comete (French: comète), from L. cometa, from AG. κομήÏÎ·Ï (kometes) "longhaired", referring to the tail of a comet, from κÏμη (kome) "hair".

Noun
en-noun

  1. astronomy A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in an (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.

Derived terms
cometary

Related terms
periodic comet

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|ÙØ°Ùب unicode|(muðánnab) m
Bosnian: kometa#Bosnian|kometa f
Breton: steredenn-lostek f
Bulgarian: комеÑа (kométa) f
Czech: kometa f
Dutch: komeet m
Esperanto: kometo
Finnish: komeetta (scientific), pyrstötähti (old, colloquial)
French: comète f
German: Komet m
Hebrew: ש××× (shavyt') m
Ido: kometo
Indonesian: komet
Interlingua: cometa
Italian: cometa f
Japanese: å½æ (ãããã, suiséi)
Latin: cometes m
Lithuanian: kometa f
Maltese: kometa f
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Mandarin: å½æ (huìxÄ«ng)
Min Nan:
Polish: kometa f
Portuguese: cometa m
Russian: комеÑа (kométa) f
Serbian:

Sindhi: SDchar|Ù¾ÙÚÙÚ٠تار٠(puchhurru taarow) m
Slovene: komet m
Spanish: cometa m
Swedish: komet c
Telugu: à°¤à±à°à°à±à°à±à° (toekachukka)
Vietnamese: sao chá»i

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