oc·cult /əˈkʌlt, ɑ-/
oc·cult /əˈkəlt, ˈɑkˌəlt/ 形容詞
Oc·cult a. Hidden from the eye or the understanding; invisible; secret; concealed; unknown.
It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its advances as to escape observation. --I. Taylor.
Occult line Geom., a line drawn as a part of the construction of a figure or problem, but not to appear in the finished plan.
Occult qualities, those qualities whose effects only were observed, but the nature and relations of whose productive agencies were undetermined; -- so called by the schoolmen.
Occult sciences, those sciences of the Middle Ages which related to the supposed action or influence of occult qualities, or supernatural powers, as alchemy, magic, necromancy, and astrology.
Oc·cult, v. t. To eclipse; to hide from sight.
adj 1: hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult
blood in the stool"
2: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to
the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding;
"mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake";
"occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients" [syn:
mysterious, mystic, mystical, secret, orphic]
n 1: supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She
doesn't believe in the supernatural" [syn: supernatural]
2: occult practices and techniques; "he is a student of the
occult" [syn: occult arts]
v 1: 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" [syn: eclipse]
2: become concealed or hidden from view or have its light
extinguished; "The beam of light occults every so often"
3: hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes"