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 student's 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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. ekleipsis—ek, out, leipein, to leave.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An obscuration of a heavenly body by the interposition of another, or during its passage through the shadow of a larger body. An eclipse of the sun is caused by the dark body of the moon passing between it and the earth. When the moon's diameter exceeds the sun's, and their centres nearly coincide, a total eclipse of the sun takes place; but if the moon's diameter be less, then the eclipse is annular.
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.Submitted by MC Harmonious on February 14, 2017
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The numerical value of eclipse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of eclipse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of eclipse in a Sentence
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.
If we have some good weather, it will absolutely be the most viewed total eclipse in human history.
There are many more scientific papers about Sasquatch than about animal behavior during an eclipse.
It's a great entry point, 'You think the lunar eclipse is neat? Let me tell about this other stuff going on.'.
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- كسوف, خسوفArabic
- засенчвам, помрачавам, затъмнение, затъмнявамBulgarian
- eclipsar, eclipsiCatalan, Valencian
- Eklipse, Sonnenfinsternis, Finsternis, MondfinsternisGerman
- eclipsar, eclipseSpanish
- گرفت, گرفتگیPersian
- 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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