Definition of Cosmos

1. Noun. Everything that exists anywhere. "The biggest tree in existence"




2. 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.
Exact synonyms: Cosmea
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Cosmos

Definition of Cosmos

1. n. The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.

2. 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 C. diversifolius are among the best-known species; C. caudatus, of the West Indies, is widely naturalized.

Definition of Cosmos

1. Noun. The universe ¹

2. Noun. An ordered, harmonious whole ¹

3. Noun. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus ''Cosmos'' having radiate heads of variously coloured flowers and pinnate leaves ¹

4. Noun. (plural of cosmo) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cosmos

1. the universe regarded as an orderly system [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cosmos

cosmopoleis
cosmopolis
cosmopolises
cosmopolitan
cosmopolitanism
cosmopolitanisms
cosmopolitans
cosmopolite
cosmopolites
cosmopolitical
cosmopolitism
cosmopolitisms
cosmoport
cosmorama
cosmoramic
cosmos (current term)
cosmoses
cosmosophy
cosmosphere
cosmospheres
cosmotheism
cosmotheist
cosmotheists
cosmothetic
cosmotron
cosmotrons
cosmotropic
cosmozoa
cosmozoic
cosolvent

Literary usage of Cosmos

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The genus is distinguished from Bidens chiefly by the seeds, which are beaked in cosmos but not distinctly so in Bidens, and by the color of the rays, ..."

2. The Basis of Durable Peace by Nicholas Murray Butler (1917)
"APPENDIX I. HALL CAINE TO cosmos H. cosmos TO HALL CAINE m. HALL CAINE TO cosmos IV. cosmos TO HIS CRITICS V. THE ARTICLES OF cosmos ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1893)
""By the Tiber, as by the Ganges, ethical man admits that the cosmos is too strong for him ; and, destroying every bond which ties him to it by ascetic ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"cosmos (from the Greek word with a root idea of orderliness; hence an ornament or beautiful ... At first cosmos flowers were only an inch or two across. ..."

5. Practical Dental Metallurgy: A Text and Reference Book for Students and by Joseph Dupuy Hodgen (1896)
"As a Filling Material, Sigel Roush, Dental cosmos, Vol. XXXVI, p. ... As a Restorer in Extensive Loss of Coronal Surface, WB Sherman, Dental cosmos, Vol. ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This atheistic theory of evolution is ineffectual to account for the first beginning of the cosmos or for the law of its evolution, since it acknowledges ..."

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