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Definition of astronaut | Dictionary.com

[ as-truh-nawt, -not ]

/ ˈæs trəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt /

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noun

a person engaged in or trained for spaceflight.

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH astronaut

astronaut , cosmonaut

Words nearby astronaut

astromancy, astrometeorology, astrometric binary, astrometry, astron., astronaut, astronautical, astronautics, astronavigation, astronomer, Astronomer Royal

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British Dictionary definitions for astronaut

astronaut

/ (ˈæstrəˌnɔːt) /

noun

a person trained for travelling in spaceSee also cosmonaut

Word Origin for astronaut

C20: from astro- + -naut from Greek nautēs sailor, on the model of aeronaut

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for astronaut

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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