Definitions for Astronautˈæs trəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
as•tro•nautˈæs trəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt(n.)
a person engaged in or trained for spaceflight.
Origin of astronaut:
1925–30; astro - +(aero)naut , prob. via F astronaute
astronaut, spaceman, cosmonaut(noun)
a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
"the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
astronaut(noun)ˈæs trəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt
a traveler in a space vehicle
A member of the crew of a spaceship or other spacecraft that travels beyond Earth's atmosphere, or someone trained to serve that purpose
Origin: Coined from ἄστρον and ναύτης.
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. While generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists. Until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military, or by civilian space agencies. With the sub-orbital flight of the privately funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut.
Translations for Astronaut
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who travels in space
Who was the first astronaut to land on the moon?
- رَجُل فَضاءArabic
- astronautaPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Astronaut(in)German
- astronaut; rumpilotDanish
- अन्तरिक्ष यात्रीHindi
- 우주 비행사Korean
- astronauts; kosmonautsLatvian
- astronaut, romfarerNorwegian
- فضاء نوردPashto
- астронавт, космонавтRussian
- astronaut, -kaSlovak
- 太空人Chinese (Trad.)
- خلا نوردUrdu
- nhà du hành vũ trụVietnamese
- 宇航员Chinese (Simp.)
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