- The definition of a comet is a celestial body that moves around the sun, and as it goes near the sun it forms a vapor trail of dust and gas that streams after it.
An example of comet is Haley's.
The McNaught comet at sunset.
Origin of cometMiddle English comete ; from Old English cometa and amp; Old French comete, both ; from Classical Latin cometa ; from Classical Greek komētēs, literally , long-haired Americanism ; from komē, literally , hair of the head
Origin of cometMiddle English comete, from Old English comēta, from Late Latin, from Latin comētēs, from Greek komētēs, long-haired (star), comet, from komē, hair.
- com′et·ar′y , co·met′ic
Comet Hyakutake was discovered by Yuji Hyakutake of Japan on January 30, 1996
- periodic comet