1. [ verb ] hide from view

"The lids were occulting her eyes"

Related terms: conceal
2. [ verb ] become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished

"The beam of light occults every so often"

Related terms: change
3. [ verb ] cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
Synonyms: eclipse

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

Related terms: overshadow eclipse
4. [ adjective ] having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
Synonyms: mysterious mystic secret orphic mystical

"mysterious symbols" "the mystical style of Blake" "occult lore" "the secret learning of the ancients"

Related terms: esoteric
5. [ adjective ] hidden and difficult to see

"an occult fracture" "occult blood in the stool"

Related terms: invisible
6. [ noun ] occult practices and techniques
Synonyms: occult_arts

"he is a student of the occult"

Related terms: practice
7. [ noun ] supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
Synonyms: supernatural

"She doesn't believe in the supernatural"

Related terms: causal_agent spiritual_being Destiny
Similar spelling:   occultist