Antonyms for occults

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : uh-kuhlt, ok-uhlt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkʌlt, ˈɒk ʌlt

Definition of occults

Origin :
  • 1530s, "secret, not divulged," from Middle French occulte and directly from Latin occultus "hidden, concealed, secret," past participle of occulere "cover over, conceal," from ob "over" (see ob-) + a verb related to celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Meaning "not apprehended by the mind, beyond the range of understanding" is from 1540s. The association with the supernatural sciences (magic, alchemy, astrology, etc.) dates from 1630s.
  • As in mystery : noun puzzle, secret
  • As in secret : noun something kept hidden, unrevealed
  • As in witchcraft : noun spell-casting, magic
  • As in perplexity : noun mystery
  • As in puzzler : noun mystery
  • As in bury : verb conceal, cover
  • As in stash : verb hide
Example sentences :
  • This is very strikingly shown when the Moon, in its monthly progress among the stars, passes before one of them and occults it.
  • Extract from : « Are the Planets Inhabited? » by E. Walter Maunder
  • When the Moon passes in front of the Pleiades, and occults them successively, it is hard to believe one's eyes.
  • Extract from : « Astronomy for Amateurs » by Camille Flammarion
  • It occults every ten seconds, and there is seven seconds' visibility, with three seconds' obscuration.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 » by Various

Synonyms for occults

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