Definition of cosmic
1a : of or relating to the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone cosmic radiationb : of, relating to, or concerned with abstract spiritual or metaphysical (see metaphysical 2) ideas cosmic wisdom
2 : characterized by greatness especially in extent, intensity, or comprehensiveness a cosmic thinker a book of cosmic significance
cosmicallyplay \ˈkäz-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of cosmic in a Sentence
The discovery caused a cosmic shift in people's views of the world.
predicted that the war would forever be regarded as a cosmic error
Recent Examples of cosmic from the Web
But a city — a permanent settlement with an economy big enough to sustain itself, and not just a destination for cosmic adventure tourism — would require extensive cooperation with other countries, Pace said.
Scientists have detected for the third time gravitational waves coming from the merging of two massive black holes somewhere in the universe, the wrinkles in the fabric of space and time created by a powerful cosmic collision.
Irregular galaxies, full of nothing but dim, red stars, are the leftovers of these great cosmic collisions.
At Crystal Healing, shop owners Miguel Mesa and Taylor La Combe offered some cosmic truth.
From there the group would reassemble with new faces and characters whenever there was cosmic danger (or a need to sell a superhero crossover comic).
The Priest Who Left His Religion in Pursuit of Cosmic Spirituality.
On Earth, everything alive evolved within the framework of gravity and under the protection of the planet’s magnetic field, which deflects most of the high-energy cosmic particles that hurtle through the cosmos.
At nearly 6 trillion times the mass of the sun, M87 is the most massive galaxy in the Milky Way’s cosmic neighborhood.
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Origin and Etymology of cosmic
Greek kosmikos, from kosmos order, universe
First Known Use: 1685
COSMIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cosmic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the universe or outer space
: relating to spiritual matters
: very large or important
COSMIC Defined for Kids
Definition of cosmic for Students
: of or relating to the whole universe
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