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English adjective: occult

1. occult hidden and difficult to see


SamplesAn occult fracture.
Occult blood in the stool.


Similarinvisible, unseeable


Antonymsseeable, visible

2. occult having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding


SamplesMysterious symbols.
The mystical style of Blake.
Occult lore.
The secret learning of the ancients.


Synonymsmysterious, mystic, mystical, orphic, secret


Similaresoteric


Antonymsexoteric


English noun: occult

1. occult (person) supernatural forces and events and beings collectively


SamplesShe doesn't believe in the supernatural.


Synonymssupernatural


Broader (hypernym)causal agency, causal agent, cause


Part holonymdestiny, fate, theurgy


Member holonymspiritual being, supernatural being

2. occult (act) supernatural practices and techniques


SamplesHe is a student of the occult.


Synonymsoccult arts


Broader (hypernym)pattern, practice


English verb: occult

1. occult (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.


Synonymseclipse


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)overshadow

2. occult (perception) become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished


SamplesThe beam of light occults every so often.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

3. occult (perception) hide from view


SamplesThe lids were occulting her eyes.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conceal, hold back, hold in









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