Cosmos meaning

kŏzməs, -mŏs, -mōs
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Harmony and order as distinct from chaos.
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An ordered, harmonious whole.
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The universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious whole.
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The universe considered as a harmonious and orderly system.
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The universe, especially when considered as an orderly and harmonious whole.
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Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos in the composite family, having radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves, especially C. bipinnatus and C. sulphureus, widely cultivated as garden annuals.
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(rare) Harmony; order.
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Any complete and orderly system.
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Any of a genus (Cosmos) of tropical American plants of the composite family, with featherlike leaves and heads of white, pink, or purple flowers.
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Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously coloured flowers and pinnate leaves.
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Plural form of cosmo.
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A taxonomic genus within the tribe Heliantheae — several American flowering plants.
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The definition of cosmos is the universe thought as a peaceful and calm system, or any peaceful and calm system.

An example of cosmos is the belief that everything in the universe is connected.

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Origin of cosmos

  • Middle English from Greek kosmos order

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, “order”). Named by botanist Antonio José Cavanilles (1745-1804).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, “world, universe”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of cosmopolitan

    From Wiktionary