Main definitions of cosmos in English

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cosmos1

Pronunciation: /ˈkäzməs//ˈkäzˌmäs//ˈkäzˌmōs/

noun

the cosmos
  • 1The universe seen as a well-ordered whole.

    ‘he sat staring deep into the void, reminding himself of his place in the cosmos’
    • ‘Those are parts of the cosmos, but not the whole of the cosmos.’
    • ‘The Goya concept is inspired by the idea of the cosmos, blending totality with the unspecific.’
    • ‘This is a unique look at the cosmos and the universe around us.’
    • ‘Is ‘nature’ the cosmos rendered in anthropomorphic terms?’
    • ‘If we could learn to see mind as an essential rather than accidental aspect of the universe, a whole new sense of the cosmos and of ourselves would follow.’
    • ‘Their results suggest that the reionization of the cosmos occurred when the universe was 6-7 percent of its current age.’
    • ‘We respond to the luminous revelations of small transcendences rather than the ungraspable miracles of the universe or the cosmos.’
    • ‘Any concern about the human relationship to the planet Earth is a vastly different consideration from that of the human relationship to the cosmos as a whole.’
    • ‘But then on the other hand, the whole cosmos or universe is based on this love or compassion.’
    • ‘In the space of seven years, the dark-energy revolution has rewritten textbook entries on how the universe operates and what will ultimately happen to the cosmos.’
    • ‘She had expected them to eat as if seeking to become one with each grain, to chew the universe and swallow the cosmos.’
    • ‘And this meant that the whole of the cosmos was seen to be informed by a kind of Logos - or divine reason - which was ordering its patterns.’
    • ‘In this time there arose a widespread belief in the Heat Death of the Universe, the idea that the cosmos as a whole would eventually fizzle out just as a bouncing ball gradually dissipates its energy and comes to rest.’
    • ‘But even the cosmos as a whole is not seen as the spiritually empty universe of astrophysicists and evolutionists, but the universe understood liturgically and reciprocally as a Cosmic Man.’
    • ‘For a pagan Platonist its particularity seemed scandalously incompatible with divine immutability and with a universal operation of providence in the cosmos as a whole.’
    • ‘It operates within the larger context of the local community and the rhythms and relationship of nature and the cosmos.’
    • ‘Let us begin with the notion of the universe as cosmos.’
    • ‘Outer space, the cosmos, is a central element of what is regarded as psychedelic music.’
    • ‘Mathematical laws drive not only the microworld of atoms - and the forces linking them together - but the whole fabric of the cosmos.’
    • ‘While it is important to note the mutuality of aid among the three estates, it is equally important to note that social ordering, like the ordering of the cosmos as a whole, was firmly hierarchical.’
    cosmos, macrocosm, totality, whole world, creation, the heavens, the firmament
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    1. 1.1 A system of thought.
      ‘the new gender-free intellectual cosmos’
      • ‘Should we, then, see Julian simply as a holdover from the premodern sacred cosmos?’
      • ‘FW, who bares her heart selectively, creates a uterine cosmos, exclusively.’
      • ‘There were materialists who wholly denied the existence of that unseen spiritual cosmos of transmigration.’
      • ‘Hinduism is a subtle, complex, multi-dimensional spiritual cosmos.’
      • ‘Such a reading must highly qualify, if not disallow, any notion of a sacred cosmos.’

Origin

Middle English: from Greek kosmos order or world.

Pronunciation:

cosmos

/ˈkäzməs//ˈkäzˌmäs//ˈkäzˌmōs/

Main definitions of cosmos in English

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cosmos2

Pronunciation: /ˈkäzməs//ˈkäzˌmäs//ˈkäzˌmōs/

noun

  • An ornamental plant of the daisy family with single dahlialike flowers. Native to tropical America, it is widely grown as an ornamental.

    • ‘Later in the season there are many others such as coneflowers, cosmos, goldenrods, or lavender that they will enjoy.’
    • ‘Or plant chocolate cosmos and chocolate daisies near a garden bench where you'd like visitors to stop and sit.’
    • ‘When the weather warms up, sow seeds of cosmos, marigold, morning glory, portulaca, nasturtium, sunflower, and zinnia for splashes of color.’
    • ‘If you are tempted to plant annual flower seedlings, consider the most heat-tolerant ones such as petunias, calendulas, cosmos & African marigolds.’
    • ‘Chamomile and cosmos are two other composites you might consider when planning your garden for the sake of beneficial insects.’
    • ‘The blue shades of balloon flowers are striking when planted in combination with gold or deep orange cosmos or yarrows.’
    • ‘Echo the fullness of the fruit in arrangements with berries and blooms, such as pale green nicotiana, chocolate cosmos, Oriental poppies, and viburnum.’
    • ‘Reserve some space for colorful annuals like zinnia, marigold, calendula, alyssum, and cosmos.’
    • ‘A pink-flowered cosmos planted during the summer is at its best at the moment after spending the past few months developing bushy foliage with disappointingly few flowers.’
    • ‘Goldfinches also feed on the seed of goldenrod, coreopsis, cosmos, zinnias, dandelions and other weedy plants.’
    • ‘Love-in-a mist, four-o'clock, cosmos, nasturtium, globe amaranth, balsam, and larkspur are a few I remember from childhood.’
    • ‘Sow annual flowers such as asters, cosmos, zinnias and marigolds as soon as the frost has passed and the air begins to warm up.’
    • ‘The cosmos and impatiens I planted this June may outlast me.’
    • ‘Annuals such as snapdragons, cosmos, zinnias, etc., are also planted in early spring after the last frost.’
    • ‘Very fancy fences can be created from tall flowering annuals such as cleome, cosmos, dahlias, sweet peas and sunflowers for a display of spring, summer and autumn colour.’
    • ‘Many of these flowers - especially the cosmos - attract butterflies and hummingbirds.’
    • ‘Plant members of the daisy family, cosmos and yarrow to encourage beneficials.’
    • ‘A black and green garden collection of 96 plants costs £120 and includes dark dahlias, cosmos, perilla and scabiosa and green euphorbias, gladiolus and zinnia.’
    • ‘To carry the container plantings through the last remaining warm days, replant them with late-summer annuals such as cosmos, marigolds, salvias, or zinnias.’
    • ‘Geraniums, dianthus, cosmos, sweet peas and even fuchsias are also popular.’

Origin

From Greek kosmos in the sense ornament.

Pronunciation:

cosmos

/ˈkäzməs//ˈkäzˌmäs//ˈkäzˌmōs/