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ECLIPSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eclipse mean? 

ECLIPSE (noun)
  The noun ECLIPSE has 1 sense:

1. one celestial body obscures another

  Familiarity information: ECLIPSE used as a noun is very rare.


ECLIPSE (verb)
  The verb ECLIPSE has 3 senses:

1. exceed in importance; outweigh
2. cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
3. cause an eclipse of; of celestial bodies

  Familiarity information: ECLIPSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ECLIPSE (noun)


Sense 1eclipse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One celestial body obscures another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

eclipse; occultation

Hypernyms ("eclipse" is a kind of...):

break; interruption (some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity)

Meronyms (parts of "eclipse"):

egress; emersion ((astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse)

immersion; ingress ((astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "eclipse"):

solar eclipse (the moon interrupts light from the sun)

lunar eclipse (the earth interrupts light shining on the moon)

total eclipse (an eclipse as seen from a place where the eclipsed body is completely obscured)

partial eclipse (an eclipse in which the eclipsed body is only partially obscured)


ECLIPSE (verb)


Sense 1eclipse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exceed in importance; outweigh

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

eclipse; overshadow

Context example:

This problem overshadows our lives right now

Hypernyms (to "eclipse" is one way to...):

excel; stand out; surpass (distinguish oneself)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2eclipse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

occult; eclipse

Context examples:

The Sun eclipses the moon today / Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies

Hypernyms (to "eclipse" is one way to...):

overshadow (cast a shadow upon)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3eclipse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause an eclipse of; of celestial bodies

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

The moon eclipsed the sun

Hypernyms (to "eclipse" is one way to...):

bedim; obscure; overcloud (make obscure or unclear)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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