Associations to the word «Eclipse»

Pictures for the word «Eclipse»


ECLIPSE, noun. (astronomy) An alignment of astronomical objects in which a planetary object (for example, the Moon) comes between the Sun and another planetary object (for example, the Earth), resulting in a shadow being cast by the middle planetary object onto the other planetary object.
ECLIPSE, noun. A seasonal state of plumage in some birds, notably ducks, adopted temporarily after the breeding season and characterised by a dull and scruffy appearance.
ECLIPSE, noun. Obscurity, decline, downfall
ECLIPSE, verb. (transitive) Of astronomical bodies, to cause an eclipse.
ECLIPSE, verb. (transitive) To overshadow; to be better or more noticeable than.
ECLIPSE, verb. (Irish grammar) To undergo eclipsis.

Dictionary definition

ECLIPSE, noun. One celestial body obscures another.
ECLIPSE, verb. Be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness".
ECLIPSE, verb. 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".

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