What does eclipse mean?

Definitions for eclipse
ɪˈklɪpseclipse

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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 student's 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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. eclipse

    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.

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.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on February 14, 2017  

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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

Examples of eclipse in a Sentence

  1. Ed Desser:

    This is going to be a data point that is going to eclipse previous data points.

  2. Stojan Stojanovski:

    The eclipse had a beautiful start with the clouds, and for the final hour everything was clear.

  3. Fred Espenak:

    If we have some good weather, it will absolutely be the most viewed total eclipse in human history.

  4. Adam Hartstone-Rose:

    There are many more scientific papers about Sasquatch than about animal behavior during an eclipse.

  5. Mark Hammergren:

    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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