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English noun: eclipse

1. eclipse (event) one celestial body obscures another


Synonymsoccultation


Broader (hypernym)break, interruption


Narrower (hyponym)lunar eclipse, partial eclipse, solar eclipse, total eclipse


Part holonymegress, emersion, immersion, ingress


English verb: eclipse

1. eclipse (stative) be greater in significance than


SamplesThe tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness.


Synonymsdominate, overshadow


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)brood, bulk large, hover, loom

2. eclipse (perception) cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention


SamplesThe Sun eclipses the moon today.
Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies.


Synonymsoccult


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)overshadow









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