Definition of "occult" []

  • Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena. (adjective)
  • Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable. (adjective)
  • Available only to the initiate; secret: occult lore. See Synonyms at mysterious. (adjective)
  • Hidden from view; concealed. (adjective)
  • Medicine Detectable only by microscopic examination or chemical analysis, as a minute blood sample. (adjective)
  • Of or characteristic of magical, mystical, or supernatural arts, phenomena, or influences (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as noun) (adjective)
  • Beyond ordinary human understanding (adjective)
  • Secret or esoteric (adjective)
  • (of a celestial body) to hide (another celestial body) from view by occultation or (of a celestial body) to become hidden by occultation (verb)
  • To hide or become hidden or shut off from view (verb)
  • (of lights, esp in lighthouses) to shut off at regular intervals (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "occult" in a sentence
  • "WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_"
  • "Many people think the word psychic is synonymous with the word occult and, therefore, connected with Satan."
  • "Astronomers refer to this phenomenon as an "occultation," taken from the Latin word occultÄre, which means "to conceal.""