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Definition of 'occult'


  1. supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
       Synonyms: supernatural
  2. supernatural practices and techniques; "he is a student of the occult"
       Synonyms: occult arts


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: eclipse
  2. become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished; "The beam of light occults every so often"
  3. hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes"


  1. hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: mysterious mystic mystical secret orphic

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