What does cosmos mean?

Definitions for cosmosˈkɒz məs, -moʊs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm(noun)

    everything that exists anywhere

    "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"

  2. cosmos, cosmea(noun)

    any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously colored flowers and pinnate leaves; popular fall-blooming annuals

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cosmos(noun)

    the universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it

  2. Cosmos(noun)

    the theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. ko`smos order, harmony, the world (from its perfect order and arrangement); akin to Skr. ad to distinguish one's self.]

Freebase

  1. Cosmos

    In the general sense, a cosmos is an orderly or harmonious system. The word derives from the Greek term κόσμος, literally meaning "order" or "ornament" and metaphorically "world", and is antithetical to the concept of chaos. Today, the word is generally used as a synonym of the Latin loanword "Universe". The word cosmetics originates from the same root. In many Slavic languages such as Russian, Bulgarian, and Serbian, the word Космос also means "outer space". In Mandarin Chinese, cosmos and universe are both translated as 宇宙, which literally translated means space-time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cosmos

    koz′mos, n. the world as an orderly or systematic whole—opp. to Chaos: order.—adjs. Cos′mic, relating to the cosmos: orderly; Cos′mical, cosmic: (astron.) happening at sunrise: rising with the sun.—adv. Cos′mically.—ns. Cos′mism, the notion of the cosmos as a self-existing whole; Cos′mist, a secularist; Cos′mocrat, ruler of the world.—adj. Cosmocrat′ic.—ns. Cos′molabe, a kind of astrolabe—also Pantocosm; Cosmol′atry, worship paid to the world; Cosmom′etry, the art of measuring the world; Cos′mosphere, an apparatus for showing the position of the earth at any given time with reference to the fixed stars; Cosmothē′ism, the belief that identifies God with the cosmos: pantheism.—adjs. Cosmothet′ic, -al, assuming an external world. [Gr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cosmos

    the universe seen as a well-ordered whole,

    "he sat staring deep into the void, reminding himself of man's place in the cosmos" a system of thought. plural noun: cosmoses "the new gender-free intellectual cosmos"

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmos in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. D. H. Lawrence:

    We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive - and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Science is the tongue in the mouth of the Universe; it is destined to know every little corner of the cosmos.

  3. Thich Nhat Hanh:

    Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything.

  4. Stephen Jay Gould:

    The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.

  5. John Grunsfeld:

    Hubble has completely transformed our view of the universe, revealing the true beauty and richness of the cosmos, this vista of starry fireworks and glowing gas is a fitting image for our celebration of 25 years of amazing Hubble science.

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