cos·​mic ˈkäz-mik How to pronounce cosmic (audio)
variants or less commonly cosmical
: of or relating to the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone
cosmic radiation
: of, relating to, or concerned with abstract spiritual or metaphysical (see metaphysical sense 2) ideas
cosmic wisdom
: characterized by greatness especially in extent, intensity, or comprehensiveness
a cosmic thinker
a book of cosmic significance
cosmically 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
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Word History


Greek kosmikos, from kosmos order, universe

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of cosmic was in 1685

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Cite this Entry

“Cosmic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


cos·​mic ˈkäz-mik How to pronounce cosmic (audio)
: of or relating to the cosmos
cosmic theories
: extremely vast : grand
cosmic dimensions

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