comet

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The comet Hale-Bopp in the night sky.

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From Old French comete (French: comète), from Latin cometes, from Ancient Greek κομήτης (komētēs, longhaired), referring to the tail of a comet, from κόμη (komē, hair).

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comet (plural comets)

  1. (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.
  2. A celestial phenomenon with the appearance given by the orbiting celestial body.

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comet

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of cometre.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of cometre.

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cōmet

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of cōmō
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