prove it against all comers." Bp. Stillingfleet.
(||Co"mes) n. [L., a companion.] (Mus.) The answer to the theme (dux) in a fugue.
(Com`es*sa"tion) n. [L. comissatio, comessatio.] A reveling; a rioting. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Co*mes"ti*ble) a. [F. comestible, fr. L. comesus, comestus, p. p. of comedere to eat;
com- + edere to eat.] Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent.
Some herbs are most comestible.
Sir T. Elyot.
(Co*mes"ti*ble), n. Something suitable to be eaten; commonly in the plural. Thackeray.
(Com"et) n. [L. cometes, cometa, from Gr. comet, prop. long-haired, fr. to wear long hair, fr.
hair, akin to L. coma: cf. F. comète.] (Astron.) A member of the solar system which usually moves
in an elongated orbit, approaching very near to the sun in its perihelion, and receding to a very great
distance from it at its aphelion. A comet commonly consists of three parts: the nucleus, the envelope, or
coma, and the tail; but one or more of these parts is frequently wanting. See Illustration in Appendix.
(||Com`e*ta"ri*um) n. [NL.] (Astron.) An instrument, intended to represent the revolution of
a comet round the sun. Hutton.
(Com"et*a*ry) a. [Cf. F. cométaire.] Pertaining to, or resembling, a comet. Cheyne.
(Com"et-find`er or Com"et- seek`er) , n. (Astron.) A telescope of low power, having a
large field of view, used for finding comets.
(Co*met"ic) a. Relating to a comet.
(Com`et*og"ra*pher) n. One who describes or writes about comets.
(Com`et*og"ra*phy) n. [Comet + -graphy: cf. F. cométographie.] A description of, or a
treatise concerning, comets.
(Com`et*ol"o*gy) n. [Comet + -logy.] The department of astronomy relating to comets.
(Com"fit) n. [F. confit, prop. a p. p., fr. confire to preserve, pickle, fr. L. conficere to prepare;
con- + facere to make. See Fact, and cf. Confect.] A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed
preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.
(Com"fit), v. t. To preserve dry with sugar.
The fruit which does so quickly waste, . . .
Thou comfitest in sweets to make it last.
(Com"fi*ture) n. [F. confiture; cf. LL. confecturae sweetmeats, confectura a preparing. See
Comfit, and cf. Confiture.] See Comfit, n.
(Com"fort) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comforted; p. pr. & vb. n. Comforting.] [F. conforter, fr. L.
confortare to strengthen much; con- + fortis strong. See Fort.]