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Eclipse

E`clipse´   Pronunciation: ė`klĭpst´
n.1.(Astron.) An interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the intervention of some other body, either between it and the eye, or between the luminous body and that illuminated by it. A lunar eclipse is caused by the moon passing through the earth's shadow; a solar eclipse, by the moon coming between the sun and the observer. A satellite is eclipsed by entering the shadow of its primary. The obscuration of a planet or star by the moon or a planet, though of the nature of an eclipse, is called an occultation. The eclipse of a small portion of the sun by Mercury or Venus is called a transit of the planet.
2.The loss, usually temporary or partial, of light, brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness.
As in the soft and sweet eclipse,
When soul meets soul on lovers' lips.
- Shelley.
Annular eclipse
(Astron.) See under Annular.
Cycle of eclipses
See under Cycle.
v. t.1.To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; - said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun.
[imp. & p. p. Eclipsed (ė*klĭpst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Eclipsing.]
2.To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing.
v. i.1.To suffer an eclipse.
Noun1.eclipse - one celestial body obscures another
Synonyms: occultation
Verb1.eclipse - exceed in importance; outweigh; "This problem overshadows our lives right now"
Synonyms: overshadow
2.eclipse - 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"
Synonyms: occult
3.eclipse - cause an eclipse of; of celestial bodies; "The moon eclipsed the sun"
ECLIPSE - A Prolog + CLP compiler from ECRC.
To dream of an eclipse of the sun, forewarns of enjoying life in excess. Too much partying and too much drinking will lead to major health problems. You will experience temporary failure in business. To dream of an eclipse of the moon, signifies that some hidden aspect of your self is coming to the surface.adumbrate, annular eclipse, apply to, bandage, becloud, bedarken, bedazzle, bedim, befog, begloom, benight, black, black out, blacken, blackout, blanket, blanketing, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, block, block the light, blockage, blocking, blot out, blotting out, brown, camouflage, canopy, cast a shadow, cementwork, central eclipse, cloak, cloaking, clothe, cloud, cloud over, clouding, coating, concealment, cope, cover up, coverage, covering, cowl, curtain, curtaining, darken, darken over, darkening, daze, dazzle, decline, dematerialization, departure, deprive of sight, dim, dim out, dimming, disappearance, disappearing, disguise, dispersion, dissemble, dissipation, dissolution, dissolving, distract attention from, downturn, eclipsing, elimination, encloud, encompass with shadow, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, envelopment, enwrapment, enwrapping, erasure, evanescence, evaporation, excecate, extinction, extinguish, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, fake out, film, glare, gloom, gloss over, going, gouge, hiding, hood, hoodwink, incrustation, keep under cover, lay on, lay over, laying on, lunar eclipse, make blind, mantle, mantling, mask, masking, melting, muffle, murk, obduce, obduction, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscuration, obscuring, obumbrate, occult, occultate, occultation, outshine, overcast, overcloud, overlay, overlaying, overshadow, overspread, overspreading, pargeting, partial eclipse, passing, plasterwork, put down, put on, put to shame, recession, screening, scum, shade, shading, shadow, sheathing, shield, shielding, show up, shroud, shrouding, slump, slur over, snow-blind, solar eclipse, somber, spread over, strike blind, stuccowork, superimpose, superimposition, superpose, superposition, surpass, top, total eclipse, upholstering, upholstery, vanishing, vanishing point, varnish, veil, veiling, whitewash, wipe, wrapping
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