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Meaning & Definition of Eclipse in English

English

Eclipse

/ɪklɪps/

noun

1. One celestial body obscures another

    synonym:
  • eclipse
  • ,
  • occultation

verb

1. Be greater in significance than

  • "The tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
    synonym:
  • overshadow
  • ,
  • dominate
  • ,
  • eclipse

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • eclipse
  • ,
  • occult

Examples of using

The eclipse lasted for seven minutes.
The eclipse happened by night on Friday.