Definitions for: Occult

[n] supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
[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"
[adj] hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
[v] hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes"
[v] become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished; "The beam of light occults every so often"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Oc*cult", v. t.
To eclipse; to hide from sight.

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

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