- (transitive, astronomy) To cover or hide from view.
- The Earth occults the Moon during a lunar eclipse.
- (transitive, rare) To dissimulate, conceal, or obfuscate.
- (medicine) Secret; hidden from general knowledge; undetected.
- occult blood loss; occult cancer
- Related to the occult; pertaining to mysticism, magic, or astrology.
- 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
- Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
- (usually with "the") Supernatural affairs.
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