from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious whole.
- n. An ordered, harmonious whole.
- n. Harmony and order as distinct from chaos.
- n. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos in the composite family, having radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves, especially C. bipinnatus and C. sulphureus, widely cultivated as garden annuals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The universe
- n. An ordered, harmonious whole
- n. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously coloured flowers and pinnate leaves
- n. Plural form of cosmo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
- n. The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.
- n. A genus of composite plants closely related to Bidens, usually with very showy flowers, some with yellow, others with red, scarlet, purple, white, or lilac rays. They are natives of the warmer parts of America, and many species are cultivated. Cosmos bipinnatus and Cosmos diversifolius are among the best-known species; Cosmos caudatus, of the West Indies, is widely naturalized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Order; harmony.
- n. Hence The universe as an embodiment of order and harmony; the system of order and law exhibited in the universe.
- n. Any system or circle of facts or things considered as complete in itself.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A small genus of Compositæ, related to the dahlia, ranging from Bolivia to Arizona. C. caudatus is widely naturalized through the tropics. C. bipinnatus and C. diversifolius are frequently cultivated.
- n. Fermented mare's milk: same as kumiss.
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- n. any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously colored flowers and pinnate leaves; popular fall-blooming annuals
- n. everything that exists anywhere
Middle English, from Greek kosmos, order.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, "world, universe"). (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation of cosmopolitan (Wiktionary)