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cos·mos

 (kŏz′məs, -mŏs′, -mōs′)
n.
1. The universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious whole.
2. An ordered, harmonious whole.
3. Harmony and order as distinct from chaos.
4. pl. cos·mos·es or cosmos Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos in the composite family, having radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves, especially C. bipinnatus and C. sulphureus, widely cultivated as garden annuals.

[Middle English, from Greek kosmos, order.]

cosmos

(ˈkɒzmɒs)
npl -mos or -moses
1. (Philosophy) the world or universe considered as an ordered system
2. any ordered system
3. harmony; order
4. (Plants) any tropical American plant of the genus Cosmos, cultivated as garden plants for their brightly coloured flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C17: from Greek kosmos order, world, universe]

Cosmos

(ˈkɒzmɒs)
n
(Astronautics) astronautics any of various types of Soviet satellite, including Cosmos 1 (launched 1962) and nearly 2000 subsequent satellites

cos•mos

(ˈkɒz məs, -moʊs)

n., pl. -mos, -mos•es for 2,4.
1. the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system.
2. a complete, orderly, harmonious system.
3. order; harmony.
4. any of a genus, Cosmos, of New World composite plants having open clusters of flowers with red or yellow disks and wide rays of white, pink, or purple.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Greek kósmos order, form, arrangement, the world or universe]

cos·mos

(kŏz′məs, kŏz′mōs′)
The universe, especially when considered as an orderly and harmonious whole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cosmos - everything that exists anywherecosmos - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
extragalactic nebula, galaxy - (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
celestial body, heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky
closed universe - (cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter
estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object - a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
natural order - the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws
nature - the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
2.cosmos - any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously colored flowers and pinnate leaves; popular fall-blooming annuals
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Cosmos - genus of tropical American plants cultivated for their colorful flowers

cosmos

noun
1. universe, world, creation, macrocosm a religion which offers a sense of the place of humanity in the cosmos

cosmos

noun
The totality of all existing things:
Translations
alheimurinn
kosmos

cosmos

[ˈkɒzmɒs] Ncosmos m

cosmos

[ˈkɒzmɒs] ncosmos m
the cosmos → le cosmos

cosmos

n
Kosmos m
(Bot) → Kosmee f

cosmos

[ˈkɒzmɒs] ncosmo

cosmic

(ˈkozmik) adjective
having to do with the universe or outer space. cosmic rays.
ˈcosmonaut (-noːt) noun
a person who travels in space; an astronaut.
the cosmos (ˈkozmos) , ((American) -məs)
the universe.
References in classic literature ?
Dot friend of ours haf still too much Ego in his Cosmos, Be quiet, thou
I reckon the Cosmos is cracked," said Usher, and fell asprawl in his round office chair.
I am a preposterous excrescence on the social cosmos,' said Clarence, eyeing him doubtfully.
Then there was a black-eyed restaurant waiter who was a theosophist, a union baker who was an agnostic, an old man who baffled all of them with the strange philosophy that WHAT IS IS RIGHT, and another old man who discoursed interminably about the cosmos and the father-atom and the mother-atom.
They constituted another world and were as a play of superior beings on an exalted stage where was no reality such as black men might know as reality, where, like the phantoms of a dream, the white men moved and were as shadows cast upon the vast and mysterious curtain of the Cosmos.
While he was wiser in natural philosophy than she, and could have given immediately the reason for woman's existence on the earth, nevertheless woman had no part in his cosmos.
Each of you dwells in a cosmos of his own making, created out of his own fancies and desires.
Surely, and long since, had they, too, trod the path on which man had so recently, by the calendar of the cosmos, set his feet.
As every season seems best to us in its turn, so the coming in of spring is like the creation of Cosmos out of Chaos and the realization of the Golden Age.
Then he said again, `I want nothing,' and I knew that he meant that he was sufficient to himself, like a cosmos, that he needed no God, neither admitted any sins.
The bonds of the flesh had little part in my cosmos of love.
Although Emirates' shirt sponsorship only began in June 2013, the reformed New York Cosmos have become the airline's most successful team in the past year, winning the Fall Championship and the Soccer Bowl in the U.