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Meaning of “comet” in the English Dictionary

"comet" in British English

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cometnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒm.ɪt/  us   /ˈkɑː.mɪt/
an ​object that ​moves around the ​sun, usually at a ​greatdistance from it, that is ​seen on ​rareoccasions from the ​earth as a ​brightline in the ​sky
(Definition of comet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cometnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ɪt/
earth science a ​body of ​rock and ​ice that ​travels around the ​sun and that, as it nears the ​sun, ​develops a ​longtail of ​smallpieces that can be ​seen
(Definition of comet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “comet”
in Korean 혜성…
in Arabic مُذنّب…
in Malaysian komet…
in French comète…
in Russian комета…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彗星…
in Italian cometa…
in Turkish kuyruklu yıldız…
in Polish kometa…
in Spanish cometa…
in Vietnamese sao chổi…
in Portuguese cometa…
in Thai ดาวหาง…
in German der Komet…
in Catalan cometa…
in Japanese すい星…
in Chinese (Simplified) 彗星…
in Indonesian komet…
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