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Definition 1: supernatural practices and techniques - [noun denoting act]

Samples where occult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a student of the occult

Synonyms for occult in the sense of this definition

(occult is a kind of ...) a customary way of operation or behavior

"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"

Definition 2: supernatural forces and events and beings collectively - [noun denoting person]

Samples where occult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She doesn't believe in the supernatural

Synonyms for occult in the sense of this definition

(occult is a kind of ...) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

(occult is a part of ...) the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs

(occult is a part of ...) the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)

"we are helpless in the face of destiny"

(occult is a member of ...) an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events

Definition 3: hide from view - [verb of perception]

Samples where occult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lids were occulting her eyes

(occult is a kind of ...) hold back; keep from being perceived by others

"She conceals her anger well"

Definition 4: cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention - [verb of perception]

Samples where occult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Sun eclipses the moon today
  • Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies

Synonyms for occult in the sense of this definition

(occult is a kind of ...) cast a shadow upon

"The tall tree overshadowed the house"

Definition 5: become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished - [verb of perception]

Samples where occult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The beam of light occults every so often

(occult is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 6: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where occult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mysterious symbols
  • the mystical style of Blake
  • occult lore
  • the secret learning of the ancients

Synonyms for occult in the sense of this definition

(occult is similar to ...) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

Definition 7: hidden and difficult to see - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where occult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an occult fracture
  • occult blood in the stool

(occult is similar to ...) impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye

"the invisible man" "invisible rays" "an invisible hinge" "invisible mending"

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