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occult

oc·cult

occult

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhlt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or with the aid of the supernatural.
She had an interest in the existence of ghosts, the power of witchcraft, and other occult matters.
synonyms:
mystic, otherworldly, spiritual, supernatural
similar words:
metaphysical, mystical, preternatural, psychic, transcendental, unearthly
definition 2: beyond the realm of human knowledge and understanding; mysterious or inscrutable.
synonyms:
inscrutable, mysterious, mystical, preternatural
similar words:
abstruse, cryptic, inexplicable, mystic, otherworldly, paranormal, supernatural, unearthly, unfathomable
definition 3: known or available only to the initiated; secret.
synonyms:
arcane, cabalistic
similar words:
cryptic, esoteric, hermetic, mystic, obscure, secret
definition 4: hidden or concealed from view.
synonyms:
concealed, hidden
similar words:
blind, obscured, recondite
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: occult studies or practices (usu. prec. by the).
synonyms:
cabalism
similar words:
black magic, magic, mystery, mysticism, sorcery, witchcraft
definition 2: the supernatural, its phenomena, agencies, or powers (usu. prec. by the).
synonyms:
supernatural
similar words:
cabala, magic, mystery, sorcery, witchcraft
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: occulted, occulting, occults
definition 1: to conceal or block from view.
synonyms:
cloak, conceal, cover, mantle, mask, obscure, shroud, veil
similar words:
bedim, cloud, curtain, darken
definition 2: to conceal by passing in front of, as one celestial body may conceal another.
synonyms:
eclipse
similar words:
becloud, block, cloud, conceal, overshadow, shade, shadow
derivations: occultly (adv.), occultness (n.)