Definition of 'comet'

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Example sentences containing 'comet'

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The planet must have been hit by an asteroid or a comet. Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)It could also be blasted to pieces by the gases jetting out of the comet as the sun heats it up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The collection also includes images of asteroids, comets and moons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Hold your phone up to the sky and its camera will identify constellations, comets and planets as you scan the stars. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One day, we will have to move a comet or asteroid out of harm's way. The Sun (2013)As it passes by the Sun it will disturb the comet orbits and cause a comet shower, just as an alien star would do. Dyson, Freeman Infinite in All Directions (1989)

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Translations for 'comet'

British English: comet /ˈkɒmɪt/ NOUN
A comet is an object that travels around the sun leaving a bright trail behind it.
Halley's Comet is going to come back in 2061.
  • American English: comet
  • Arabic: نـَجْمٌ ذُو ذَنَب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cometa
  • Chinese: 彗星
  • Croatian: komet
  • Czech: kometa
  • Danish: komet
  • Dutch: komeet
  • European Spanish: cometa astro
  • Finnish: komeetta
  • French: comète
  • German: Komet
  • Greek: κομήτης
  • Italian: cometa
  • Japanese: 彗星
  • Korean: 혜성
  • Norwegian: komet
  • Polish: kometa
  • European Portuguese: cometa
  • Romanian: cometă
  • Russian: комета
  • Latin American Spanish: cometa Astro
  • Swedish: komet
  • Thai: ดาวหาง
  • Turkish: kuyruklu yıldız
  • Ukrainian: комета
  • Vietnamese: sao chổi


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