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oc·cult

 (ə-kŭlt′, ŏk′ŭlt′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural or magical influences, agencies, or occurrences: occult astrological powers.
2. Available only to the initiate; secret or mysterious: occult lore. See Synonyms at mysterious.
3. Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable: The causes of those phenomena remain occult.
4. Hidden from view; concealed: "Hatchlings and juveniles ... keep to this occult place through all the seasons" (David M. Carroll).
5.
a. Medicine Detectable only by microscopic examination or chemical analysis, as a minute blood sample.
b. Not accompanied by readily detectable signs or symptoms: occult carcinoma.
n.
Occult practices or techniques: a student of the occult.
v. (ə-kŭlt′) oc·cult·ed, oc·cult·ing, oc·cults
v.tr.
1. To conceal or cause to disappear from view.
2. Astronomy To conceal by occultation: The moon occulted Mars.
v.intr.
To become concealed or extinguished at regular intervals: a lighthouse beacon that occults every 45 seconds.

[Latin occultus, secret, past participle of occulere, to cover over; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

oc·cult′ly adv.
oc·cult′ness n.

occult

adj
1.
a. of or characteristic of magical, mystical, or supernatural arts, phenomena, or influences
b. (as noun): the occult.
2. beyond ordinary human understanding
3. secret or esoteric
vb
4. (Astronomy) astronomy (of a celestial body) to hide (another celestial body) from view by occultation or (of a celestial body) to become hidden by occultation
5. to hide or become hidden or shut off from view
6. (intr) (of lights, esp in lighthouses) to shut off at regular intervals
[C16: from Latin occultus, past participle of occulere, from ob- over, up + -culere, related to celāre to conceal]
ocˈcultly adv
ocˈcultness n

oc•cult

(əˈkʌlt, ˈɒk ʌlt)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies.
2. beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding.
3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
4. hidden from view.
5. Med. not readily detectable, esp. at the place of origin: occult bleeding.
n.
6. the occult, the supernatural, or supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole.
v.t.
7. to block or shut off (an object) from view; hide.
8. to hide (a celestial body) by occultation.
v.i.
9. to become hidden or shut off from view.
[1520–30; < Latin occultus, past participle of occulere to hide from view =oc- oc- + -culere, akin to cēlāre to conceal]
oc•cult′ly, adv.
oc•cult′ness, n.

occult


Past participle: occulted
Gerund: occulting

Imperative
occult
occult
Present
I occult
you occult
he/she/it occults
we occult
you occult
they occult
Preterite
I occulted
you occulted
he/she/it occulted
we occulted
you occulted
they occulted
Present Continuous
I am occulting
you are occulting
he/she/it is occulting
we are occulting
you are occulting
they are occulting
Present Perfect
I have occulted
you have occulted
he/she/it has occulted
we have occulted
you have occulted
they have occulted
Past Continuous
I was occulting
you were occulting
he/she/it was occulting
we were occulting
you were occulting
they were occulting
Past Perfect
I had occulted
you had occulted
he/she/it had occulted
we had occulted
you had occulted
they had occulted
Future
I will occult
you will occult
he/she/it will occult
we will occult
you will occult
they will occult
Future Perfect
I will have occulted
you will have occulted
he/she/it will have occulted
we will have occulted
you will have occulted
they will have occulted
Future Continuous
I will be occulting
you will be occulting
he/she/it will be occulting
we will be occulting
you will be occulting
they will be occulting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been occulting
you have been occulting
he/she/it has been occulting
we have been occulting
you have been occulting
they have been occulting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been occulting
you will have been occulting
he/she/it will have been occulting
we will have been occulting
you will have been occulting
they will have been occulting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been occulting
you had been occulting
he/she/it had been occulting
we had been occulting
you had been occulting
they had been occulting
Conditional
I would occult
you would occult
he/she/it would occult
we would occult
you would occult
they would occult
Past Conditional
I would have occulted
you would have occulted
he/she/it would have occulted
we would have occulted
you would have occulted
they would have occulted

occult

1. Magical or hidden. Supernatural or mystical happenings or acts which do not form part of a recognized religion. Witchcraft, divination, magic, Satanism are all considered to be part of the occult.
2. The occult is the realm of magic and the supernatural, or any knowledge or practices involved in this.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.occult - supernatural forces and events and beings collectivelyoccult - supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
theurgy - the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs
destiny, fate - the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of destiny"
2.occult - supernatural practices and techniques; "he is a student of the occult"
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
Verb1.occult - 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"
overshadow - cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
2.occult - become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished; "The beam of light occults every so often"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
3.occult - hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes"
conceal, hold in, hold back - hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She conceals her anger well"
Adj.1.occult - hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
invisible, unseeable - impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye; "the invisible man"; "invisible rays"; "an invisible hinge"; "invisible mending"
2.occult - having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"
esoteric - confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

occult

noun
1. magic, witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, enchantment, occultism, black art, necromancy, theurgy his unhealthy fascination with the occult
adjective
1. supernatural, dark, magical, mysterious, psychic, mystical, mystic, unearthly, unnatural, esoteric, uncanny, arcane, paranormal, abstruse, recondite, preternatural, cabbalistic, supranatural organizations which campaign against paganism and occult practices

occult

adjective
Difficult to explain or understand:
verb
To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
Translations
okkultisme
السِّحْر والتَّنْجيمتنجيمية
окултизъм
ocultocultisme
det okkulteokkultisme
okultismo
okultism
piileväpimentääsalainensalattuyliluonnollinen
אוקולטיזם
okultizam
okkult
okultisme
yfirskilvitlegur; dulspeki
オカルト超自然現象
오컬트
okultizmas
okultisms
latentoccultocculteoccultismeverborgen
okultizmus
окултизам
ockultockultism
สิ่งลึกลับ
büyücülükgizem bilimiokültizm

occult

[ɒˈkʌlt]
A. ADJ (= mystic) → oculto; [reason etc] → oculto, misterioso
B. N the occultlo oculto
to study the occultdedicarse al ocultismo, estudiar las ciencias ocultas

occult

[ˈɒkʌlt ɒˈkʌlt]
adjocculte
n
the occult → l'occulte

occult

adjokkult; (= of occultism)okkultistisch; (= secret)geheimnisvoll
nOkkulte(s) nt

occult

[ɒˈkʌlt]
1. adjocculto/a
2. n the occultl'occulto

occult

(əˈkalt) : the occult
supernatural practices, ceremonies etc. He has made a study of witches, magic and the occult.

oc·cult

a. oculto-a, desconocido-a; escondido-a.
References in classic literature ?
His title, schoolmaster, would very naturally seem derived from the name bestowed upon the harem itself, but some have surmised that the man who first thus entitled this sort of Ottoman whale, must have read the memoirs of Vidocq, and informed himself what sort of a country-schoolmaster that famous Frenchman was in his younger days, and what was the nature of those occult lessons he inculcated into some of his pupils.
I did but play this little jest with hope to surprise you into some display of your art, as not doubting you would blast the guards with occult fires, consuming them to ashes on the spot, a marvel much beyond mine own ability, yet one which I have long been childishly curious to see.
The whitewashed walls; the little pews where well-known figures entered with a subdued rustling, and where first one well-known voice and then another, pitched in a peculiar key of petition, uttered phrases at once occult and familiar, like the amulet worn on the heart; the pulpit where the minister delivered unquestioned doctrine, and swayed to and fro, and handled the book in a long accustomed manner; the very pauses between the couplets of the hymn, as it was given out, and the recurrent swell of voices in song: these things had been the channel of divine influences to Marner--they were the fostering home of his religious emotions--they were Christianity and God's kingdom upon earth.
The aid of the Jewish physicians was not the less eagerly sought after, though a general belief prevailed among the Christians, that the Jewish Rabbins were deeply acquainted with the occult sciences, and particularly with the cabalistical art, which had its name and origin in the studies of the sages of Israel.
After much debate, they concluded unanimously, that I was only RELPLUM SCALCATH, which is interpreted literally LUSUS NATURAE; a determination exactly agreeable to the modern philosophy of Europe, whose professors, disdaining the old evasion of occult causes, whereby the followers of Aristotle endeavoured in vain to disguise their ignorance, have invented this wonderful solution of all difficulties, to the unspeakable advancement of human knowledge.
Ay, and aughts," replied Sancho; and shaking his fingers he washed his whole hand in the river along which the boat was quietly gliding in midstream, not moved by any occult intelligence or invisible enchanter, but simply by the current, just there smooth and gentle.
With this one, all the forces of nature that are occult and deep and strong must have worked together in some wonderous way.
The chief characteristics of his poetry are intense concentration, a vivid power of impressionism, and a strong leaning in the direction of the occult.
Oh, I am aware of that," said Madame de Villefort; "but I have a passion for the occult sciences, which speak to the imagination like poetry, and are reducible to figures, like an algebraic equation; but go on, I beg of you; what you say interests me to the greatest degree.
But then it was covered by the occult influence of her who was referred to in confidential talks, secret communications, and discreet whispers of Royalist salons as: "Madame de Lastaola.
If he had left that one open, hadn't he left this one closed, and wasn't he now in MOST immediate presence of some inconceivable occult activity?
at all events, it did not prevent the archdeacon from being considered by the learned heads of the chapter, as a soul who had ventured into the vestibule of hell, who was lost in the caves of the cabal, groping amid the shadows of the occult sciences.