1. [ noun ] (astronomy) one celestial body obscures another
Synonyms: occultation
Related terms: interruption lunar_eclipse solar_eclipse total_eclipse partial_eclipse immersion egress
2. [ verb ] cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
Synonyms: occult

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

Related terms: overshadow
3. [ verb ] exceed in importance; outweigh
Synonyms: overshadow

"This problem overshadows our lives right now"

Related terms: excel
4. [ verb ] cause an eclipse of; of celestial bodies

"The moon eclipsed the sun"

Related terms: obscure
Similar spelling:   eclipsis