2PMW [countable]a weapon shaped like a big tube that is fired at things [↪ missile]:
3 [countable]afirework that goes high into the air before exploding into coloured lights
4 [uncountable]British Englisha plant with green leaves and a strong taste, eaten raw insalads [= arugula American English]
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, cosmonautRussian 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:astronomyspace ➔ See alsospace
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.