Definitions for eclipseɪˈklɪps
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one celestial body obscures another
overshadow, dominate, eclipse(verb)
be greater in significance than
"the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
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"
An astronomical alignment in which a planetary object (for example, the Moon) comes between the sun and another planetary object (for example, the Earth), resulting in a shadow being cast by the middle object onto the other object.
A seasonal state of plumage in some birds, notably ducks, adopted temporarily after the breeding season and characterised by a dull and scruffy appearance.
Of astronomical bodies, to cause an eclipse.
The Moon eclipsed the Sun.
To overshadow; to be better or more noticeable than.
The studentu2019s skills soon eclipsed those of his teacher.
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
the loss, usually temporary or partial, of light, brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness
to cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun
to obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing
to suffer an eclipse
Origin: [F. clipse, L. eclipsis, fr. Gr. 'e`kleipsis, prop., a forsaking, failing, fr. 'eklei`pein to leave out, forsake; 'ek out + lei`pein to leave. See Ex-, and Loan.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is going to be a data point that is going to eclipse previous data points.
The eclipse had a beautiful start with the clouds, and for the final hour everything was clear.
It's a great entry point, 'You think the lunar eclipse is neat? Let me tell about this other stuff going on.'.
When the rhythms line up, you might get three to four eclipses in a row or a supermoon and an eclipse happening.
Safety comes first, even before the eclipse, we need to take care of people. It's terribly cold in March and we have the challenge with polar bears.
Translations for eclipse
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- كسوف, خسوفArabic
- засенчвам, помрачавам, затъмнение, затъмнявамBulgarian
- eclipsar, eclipsiCatalan, Valencian
- Eklipse, Sonnenfinsternis, Finsternis, MondfinsternisGerman
- eclipsar, eclipseSpanish
- pimennys, jättää varjoonsa, pimentääFinnish
- éclipser, éclipseFrench
- urú, éiclipsIrish
- dubhadhScottish Gaelic
- eclipse, eclipsarGalician
- ליקוי מאורותHebrew
- eclisse, eclissiItalian
- 日食, 蝕, 食, 月食Japanese
- whenumitanga, whenumi, rā kutia, whenumangaMāori
- verduistering, overtreffenDutch
- formørkingNorwegian Nynorsk
- ałneʼííʼáázhNavajo, Navaho
- eclipse, eclipsarPortuguese
- pȍmrčina, помрчинаSerbo-Croatian
- förmörkelse, överskuggaSwedish
- paglalaho, lahoTagalog
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