cosmic

adjective cos·mic \ ˈkäz-mik \
variants: or less commonly cosmical play \ˈkäz-mi-kəl\
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of cosmic

1 a :of or relating to the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone
  • cosmic radiation
b :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

cosmically

play \ˈkäz-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of cosmic in a Sentence

  1. The discovery caused a cosmic shift in people's views of the world.

  2. predicted that the war would forever be regarded as a cosmic error

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Origin and Etymology of cosmic

Greek kosmikos, from kosmos order, universe


COSMIC Defined for English Language Learners

cosmic

adjective

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

cosmic

adjective cos·mic \ ˈkäz-mik \

Definition of cosmic for Students

:of or relating to the whole universe


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