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n. - (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit.

Usage examples (32)
  • No matter how many times you rewind the clock, the comet is still going to hit.
  • The tail of a comet is formed directly opposite the comet's path to or from the Sun.
  • A comet is a relatively small extraterrestrialbody witha nucleus of rock, ice, dust and gases.
  • Me: That's a smart idea because once the real comet is gone it won't be back for another 4,000 years. for more
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  • She wanted him to "commit" (to pledge oneself) that he would come out to view the "comet" (a starlike object that moves around the sun and, when near it, develops a tail) with her.
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