Meaning of OCCULT in English

adj. & v.


1. involving the supernatural; mystical, magical.

2 kept secret; esoteric.

3 recondite, mysterious; beyond the range of ordinary knowledge.

4 Med. not obvious on inspection.

--v.tr. Astron. (of a concealing body much greater in size than the concealed body) hide from view by passing in front; conceal by being in front.

Phrases and idioms:

the occult occult phenomena generally. occulting light a lighthouse light that is cut off at regular intervals.


occultation n. occultism n. occultist n. occultly adv. occultness n.

Etymology: L occulere occult- (as OB-, celare hide)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.