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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Russian
Origin: kosmonavt, from Greek kosmos ( COSMOS) + Russian -navt (as in aeronavt 'flyer'; AERONAUTICS)

cosmonaut

noun
     
Related topics: Astronomy, Space
cos‧mo‧naut [countable]
TTS an astronaut from the former Soviet Union
WORD FOCUS: space WORD FOCUS: space
vehicles used in space: spaceship, spacecraft, rocket, (space) shuttle, probe, satellite, space station

someone who travels in space: astronaut, cosmonaut Russian

parts of a rocket's journey: countdown, launch, blast-off/take-off/lift-off, leaving the earth's atmosphere, going into orbit, re-entering the earth's atmosphere, splashdown/touchdown

places and things in space: planet, moon, star, sun, satellite, solar system, constellation, galaxy, universe, the cosmos, black hole, quasar, comet, meteor, asteroid

the study of space: astronomy
space

See also
space

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