Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious whole.
  • noun An ordered, harmonious whole.
  • noun Harmony and order as distinct from chaos.
  • noun 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 The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fermented mare's milk: same as kumiss.
  • noun Order; harmony.
  • noun Hence The universe as an embodiment of order and harmony; the system of order and law exhibited in the universe.
  • noun Any system or circle of facts or things considered as complete in itself.
  • noun [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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) 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.
  • noun The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
  • noun The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The universe
  • noun An ordered, harmonious whole
  • noun Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously coloured flowers and pinnate leaves
  • noun Plural form of cosmo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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
  • noun everything that exists anywhere

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Greek kosmos, order.]

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From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, "world, universe").

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Abbreviation of cosmopolitan

Examples

  • All the authentic mystical traditions tell us that the cosmos is a Sacred Marriage of seeming opposites, such as: spirit and body, light and matter, good and evil, masculine and feminine, the transcendent aspect of the divine and its immanent embodiment.

    Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson: Heart Yoga: A Response to Today's Stress

  • The doctrine of Creation says that Mind came before matter – the cosmos is a creation, a work of art.

    2009 April - Telic Thoughts

  • The statement "the cosmos is all there ever is, was, and will be" is no less advocacy and no more science than the statement "the cosmos appears to have been fine-tuned for life."

    Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice

  • To Darwinists evolution means naturalistic evolution, because they insist that science must assume that the cosmos is a closed system of material causes and effects, which can never be influenced by anything outside of material nature-by God, for example.

    Blast From the Past

  • All the authentic mystical traditions tell us that the cosmos is a Sacred Marriage of seeming opposites, such as: spirit and body, light and matter, good and evil, masculine and feminine, the transcendent aspect of the divine and its immanent embodiment.

    Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson: Heart Yoga: A Response to Today's Stress

  • All the authentic mystical traditions tell us that the cosmos is a Sacred Marriage of seeming opposites, such as: spirit and body, light and matter, good and evil, masculine and feminine, the transcendent aspect of the divine and its immanent embodiment.

    Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson: Heart Yoga: A Response to Today's Stress

  • All the authentic mystical traditions tell us that the cosmos is a Sacred Marriage of seeming opposites, such as: spirit and body, light and matter, good and evil, masculine and feminine, the transcendent aspect of the divine and its immanent embodiment.

    Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson: Heart Yoga: A Response to Today's Stress

  • Denton's conjecture that "the cosmos is a specially designed whole with life and mankind as its fundamental goal and purpose" is without foundation.

    Bird Teeth

  • The Greek word cosmos used in Romans 12:2 refers not to the physical world that you see, but to a spiritual world system.

    Living on the Edge

  • A strong argument for the existence of high energy neutrinos from the cosmos is the observation of high energy cosmic rays.

    High Energy Neutrinos from Cosmos

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  • From the Greek, this mean "order", which is the opposite of chaos.

    December 21, 2007