What does eclipse mean?

Definitions for eclipseɪˈklɪps

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eclipse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eclipse, occultation(verb)

    one celestial body obscures another

  2. overshadow, dominate, eclipse(verb)

    be greater in significance than

    "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

  3. eclipse, occult(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. eclipse(Noun)

    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.

  2. eclipse(Noun)

    A seasonal state of plumage in some birds, notably ducks, adopted temporarily after the breeding season and characterised by a dull and scruffy appearance.

  3. eclipse(Verb)

    Of astronomical bodies, to cause an eclipse.

    The Moon eclipsed the Sun.

  4. eclipse(Verb)

    To overshadow; to be better or more noticeable than.

    The studentu2019s skills soon eclipsed those of his teacher.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eclipse(noun)

    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. Eclipse(noun)

    the loss, usually temporary or partial, of light, brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness

  3. Eclipse(verb)

    to cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun

  4. Eclipse(verb)

    to obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing

  5. Eclipse(verb)

    to suffer an eclipse

  6. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Eclipse

    In computer programming, Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated development environment comprising a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment. It is written mostly in Java. It can be used to develop applications in Java and, by means of various plug-ins, other programming languages including Ada, C, C++, COBOL, Fortran, Haskell, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby, Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Scheme, and Erlang. It can also be used to develop packages for the software Mathematica. Development environments include the Eclipse Java development tools for Java and Scala, Eclipse CDT for C/C++ and Eclipse PDT for PHP, among others. The initial codebase originated from IBM VisualAge. The Eclipse software development kit, which includes the Java development tools, is meant for Java developers. Users can extend its abilities by installing plug-ins written for the Eclipse Platform, such as development toolkits for other programming languages, and can write and contribute their own plug-in modules. Released under the terms of the Eclipse Public License, Eclipse SDK is free and open source software. It was one of the first IDEs to run under GNU Classpath and it runs without problems under IcedTea.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eclipse

    e-klips′, n. an obscuration of one of the heavenly bodies by the interposition of another, either between it and the spectator, or between it and the sun: loss of brilliancy: darkness.—v.t. to hide a luminous body wholly or in part: to darken: to throw into the shade, to cut out, surpass.—p.adjs. Eclipsed′, darkened, obscured; Eclips′ing, darkening, obscuring.—n. Eclip′tic, the name given to the great circle of the heavens round which the sun seems to travel, from west to east, in the course of a year: a great circle on the globe corresponding to the celestial ecliptic.—adj. pertaining to an eclipse or the ecliptic. [Through O. Fr. and L. from Gr. ekleipsisek, out, leipein, to leave.]

Editors Contribution

  1. eclipse

    The act, fact, observation or sight of two celestial bodies in space where one body is situated in front or behind the other to a specific degree or completely and a visual line can be extended from the one celestial body to the other.

    There are solar eclipse and lunar eclipse observed in space, recorded and available for human beings to see and view which brings joy to many people.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclipse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclipse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kelly Beatty:

    When eclipse day dawns, weather will trump all the geometric calculations and careful planning that eclipse-chasers have worried about for years.

  2. Christin Kristoffersen:

    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.

  3. Jeff Young:

    Probably once a week I get a phone call. 'Hi. I have your dog Eclipse here on 3rd and Bell,' i have to tell them, 'no. She's fine.' She knows what she's doing.

  4. Joe Rao:

    They called it that because the southern edge of the eclipse passed over 96th Street in Manhattan, anyone north of that street saw a total eclipse. Anyone south of it saw 99.9 percent.

  5. Lindsey Jones:

    African decision makers are overwhelmed by a large number of immediate, short-term development needs and this can eclipse longer-term concerns, however, even some short-term interventions today, like designing healthcare systems, could have consequences far in the future.

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