cometnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɒm.ɪt/ us /ˈkɑː.mɪt/
Examples from literature
- An opportunity may thus be presented of determining the mass of one of the largest comets on record, which may not again occur.
- Did not God do this very thing when he permitted the comet to strike the earth?
- However, the Church of England still embraced the idea that comets and eclipses were evidence of God's wrath.
- The comet will visit Mars first, and proceed to Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn.
- The plague was thought to have been announced by a comet.