• (British) IPA: /ˈɒk.ʌlt/, /əˈkʌlt/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈkʌlt/

occult (occults, present participle occulting; past and past participle occulted)

  1. (transitive, astronomy) To cover or hide from view.
    The Earth occults the Moon during a lunar eclipse.
  2. (transitive, rare) To dissimulate, conceal, or obfuscate.
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  1. (medicine) Secret; hidden from general knowledge; undetected.
    occult blood loss;  occult cancer
  2. Related to the occult; pertaining to mysticism, magic, or astrology.
  3. Esoteric.
    • 1907, Robert William 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."
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occult (uncountable)

  1. (usually with "the") Supernatural affairs.
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