(noun, adjective, verb)


1. hidden and difficult to see

- an occult fracture

- occult blood in the stool

Similar word(s): invisible, unseeable

2. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

- occult lore

Similar word(s): esoteric, mysterious, mystic, mystical, orphic, secret

Sentences with occult as an adjective:

- occult blood loss;  occult cancer


1. supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

Similar word(s): supernatural

Definition categories: person, cause

2. supernatural practices and techniques

- he is a student of the occult

Definition categories: act, pattern, practice


1. cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention

- Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies

Similar word(s): eclipse

Definition categories: perception, overshadow

2. become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished

- The beam of light occults every so often

Definition categories: perception, change

3. hide from view

- The lids were occulting her eyes

Definition categories: perception, conceal

Sentences with occult as a verb:

- The earth occults the moon during a lunar eclipse.