occult

  • 1 Occult — 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; invisible; secret; concealed; unknown. [1913 Webster] It is of an occult… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 occult — ► NOUN (the occult) ▪ supernatural beliefs, practices, or phenomena. ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the occult. 2) beyond ordinary knowledge or experience; esoteric. 3) Medicine (of a disease or process) present but not readily discernible. ► VERB …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 occult — [ə kult′, ä′kult΄] adj. [L occultus, concealed, pp. of occulere, to cover over < ob (see OB ) + celare, to hide (see HALL)] 1. hidden; concealed 2. secret; esoteric 3. beyond human understanding; mysterious 4. designating or of certa …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Occult — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal Gründung 1990 Auflösung 2005 Website …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 Occult — Oc*cult , v. t. To eclipse; to hide from sight. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 occult — index blind (obscure), cloak, covert, elusive, esoteric, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 occult — (adj.) 1530s, secret, not divulged, from L. occultus hidden, concealed, secret, pp. of occulere cover over, conceal, from ob over (see OB (Cf. ob )) + a verb related to celare to hide, from PIE root *kel to hide (see CELL (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 occult — esoteric, *recondite, abstruse Analogous words: *mysterious, inscrutable, arcane: mystic, cabalistic, *mystical, anagogic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 occult — [adj] mysterious, secret; supernatural abstruse, acroamatic, arcane, cabalistic, concealed, deep, eerie, esoteric, hermetic, hidden, invisible, magic, magical, mystic, mystical, obscure, orphic, preternatural, profound, psychic, recondite,… …

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  • 10 Occult — For other uses, see Occult (disambiguation). The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to knowledge of the hidden .[1] In the medical sense it is used to refer to a structure or process that is… …

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  • 11 Occult — Hidden. Occult blood is hidden from the eye but is nonetheless present and can be detected by chemical tests. Spina bifida occulta is a hidden defect in the spinal column. * * * 1. Hidden; concealed; not manifest. 2. Denoting a concealed… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 occult — oc|cult1 [ˈɔkʌlt, əˈkʌlt US əˈkʌlt, ˈa:kʌlt] n the occult mysterious practices and powers involving magic and ↑spirits ▪ He was a strange man who dabbled in the occult. >occultist n occult 2 occult2 adj [only before noun] [Date: 1500 1600; :… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 occult — [[t]ɒkʌ̱lt, ɒ̱kʌlt[/t]] N SING: the N The occult is the knowledge and study of supernatural or magical forces. However, interest in the occult tended more towards ceremonial magic rather than witchcraft. ...books dealing with the occult. ADJ: ADJ …

    English dictionary

  • 14 occult — I. transitive verb Etymology: Latin occultare, frequentative of occulere Date: 1500 to shut off from view or exposure ; cover, eclipse • occulter noun II. adjective Etymology: Latin occultus, from past partic …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 occult — occulter, n. occultly, adv. occultness, n. /euh kult , ok ult/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies. 2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or… …

    Universalium

  • 16 occult — 1. verb /ˈɒk.ʌlt,əˈkʌlt,əˈkʌlt/ a) To cover or hide from view. The earth occults the moon during a lunar eclipse. b) To dissimulate, conceal, or obfuscate. 2 …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 occult — [16] Something that is occult is etymologically ‘hidden’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin occulere ‘hide’, a compound verb formed from the prefix ob and an unrecorded *celere, a relative of cēlāre ‘hide’ (which forms the second… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 occult — noun ɒ kʌlt, ɒkʌlt (the occult) supernatural or magical powers, practices, or phenomena. adjective ɒ kʌlt, ɒkʌlt 1》 involving or relating to the occult. 2》 esoteric. 3》 Medicine (of a disease or process) not accompanied by readily discernible… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 occult — 1 noun the occult mysterious practices and powers involving magic and spirits: He was a strange man who dabbled in the occult. 2 adjective magical and mysterious: the occult powers …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 occult — 1. noun his interest in the occult Syn: the supernatural, the paranormal, supernaturalism, magic, black magic, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, wizardry, the black arts, occultism, diabolism, devil worship, devilry, voodoo, hoodoo, white magic …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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