from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the regions of the universe distinct from the Earth.
- adj. Infinitely or inconceivably extended; vast: "a coming together of heads of government to take up the cosmic business of nations” ( Meg Greenfield).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or from or pertaining to the cosmos or universe.
- adj. Infinitely or inconceivably extended; vast
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the universe, and having special reference to universal law or order, or to the one grand harmonious system of things; hence; harmonious; orderly.
- adj. Pertaining to the solar system as a whole, and not to the earth alone.
- adj. Characteristic of the cosmos or universe; inconceivably great; vast.
- adj. Rising or setting with the sun; -- the opposite of
- adj. of unsurpassed size, extent, or significance; vast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the universe, especially to the universe regarded as subject to a harmonious system of laws.
- Hence Pertaining to universal order; harmonious, as the universe; orderly: the opposite of chaotic.
- Forming a part of the material universe, especially of what lies outside of the solar system.
- In astronomy, visible for the first time before sunrise: only in the phrase the cosmical setting of a star.
- Inconceivably prolonged or protracted, like the periods of time required for the development of great astronomical changes; immeasurably extended in space; universal in extent.
- Of or pertaining to cosmism: as, the cosmic philosophy.
- n. A name proposed by H. L. Fairchild, in accordance with the new planetesimal hypothesis, for the primitive massive rocks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inconceivably extended in space or time
- adj. of or from or pertaining to or characteristic of the cosmos or universe
Greek kosmikos, from kosmos, universe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)