Meaning of “the cosmos” in the English Dictionary


"the cosmos" in English

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the cosmosnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈkɒz.mɒs/ us /ˈkɑːz.moʊs/

Examples from literature

  • According to the old Scandinavian fable of the cosmos, the whole world is encircled in the coils of a vast serpent. 
  • But the blackness grew and grew and grew until it neatly bisected the cosmos itself, and half of everything that was, was blackness. 
  • Many think that this War shows that the cosmos is not perfect. 
  • Right or wrong, I obeyed the law of the cosmos. 
  • So his father lectured now on astronomy and the cosmos. 

(Definition of “the cosmos” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cosmos" in American English

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cosmosnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɑz·məs, -moʊs/

the universe considered as a system with an order and pattern

(Definition of “cosmos” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)