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Meaning of OCCULT

Pronunciation:  u'kult

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
  2. [adj]  having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"
  3. [adj]  hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
  4. [v]  hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes"
  5. [v]  become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished; "The beam of light occults every so often"
  6. [v]  cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention; "The Sun eclipses the moon today"; "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies"
 

OCCULT is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: eclipse, esoteric, invisible, mysterious, mystic, mystical, orphic, secret, supernatural, unseeable
 
 See Also: causal agency, causal agent, cause, change, conceal, Destiny, Fate, hold back, hold in, overshadow, spiritual being, supernatural being

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Oc*cult"\, a. [L. occultus, p. p. of occulere to cover
    up, hide; ob (see {Ob-}) + a root prob.akin to E. hell: cf.
    F. occulte.]
    Hidden from the eye or the understanding; inviable; secret;
    concealed; unknown.
    
          It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its
          advances as to escape observation.       --I. Taylor.
    
    {Occult line} (Geom.), a line drawn as a part of the
       construction of a figure or problem, but not to appear in
       the finished plan.
    
    {Occult qualities}, those qualities whose effects only were
       observed, but the nature and relations of whose productive
       agencies were undetermined; -- so called by the schoolmen.
    
    
    {Occult sciences}, those sciences of the Middle Ages which
       related to the supposed action or influence of occult
       qualities, or supernatural powers, as alchemy, magic,
       necromancy, and astrology.
    
    
  2. \Oc*cult"\, v. t.
    To eclipse; to hide from sight.
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: disease or symptoms that are not readily detectable by physical examination or laboratory tests.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: In medical terminology, this means "hidden."
 
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