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Occult

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive), Adjective
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oc=cult

CIDE DICTIONARY

Occulta. [L. occultus, p. p. of occulere to cover up, hide; ob (see Ob-) + a root prob. akin to E. hell: cf. F. occulte.].
     Hidden from the eye or the understanding; invisible; secret; concealed; unknown.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its advances as to escape observation."  [1913 Webster]
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.
Occultv. t. 
     To eclipse; to hide from sight.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Occult, adj. & v.
--adj.
1 involving the supernatural; mystical, magical.
2 kept secret; esoteric.
3 recondite, mysterious; beyond the range of ordinary knowledge.
4 Med. not obvious on inspection.
--v.tr. Astron. (of a concealing body much greater in size than the concealed body) hide from view by passing in front; conceal by being in front.

Idiom
the occult occult phenomena generally. occulting light a lighthouse light that is cut off at regular intervals.
Derivative
occultation n. occultism n. occultist n. occultly adv. occultness n.
Etymology
L occulere occult- (as OB-, celare hide)

THESAURUS

Occult

abstract, abstruse, airy, anagogic, apply to, arcana, arcane, arcanum, asomatous, astral, baffling, becloud, beclouded, bedarken, bedim, befog, begloom, between the lines, black, black magic, black out, blacken, blanket, blind, block, block the light, blot out, bodiless, bodilessness, brown, buried, bury, cabala, cabalic, cabalism, cabalistic, cabbala, cabbalism, cabbalistic, cache, camouflage, canopy, cast a shadow, censored, classified, classified information, cloak, close, closed, clothe, cloud, cloud over, clouded, conceal, concealed, confidence, confidential communication, cope, cover, cover up, covered, covert, cowl, dark, darken, darken over, decarnate, decarnated, deep, delitescent, dim, dim out, discarnate, disembodied, disguise, dissemble, distract attention from, ditch, dormant, eclipse, eclipsed, eerie, eeriness, elfdom, encloud, encompass with shadow, enigma, enigmatic, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, esoteric, esoterica, ethereal, extramundane, extraterrestrial, faerie, fey, film, ghostliness, ghostly, gloom, gloss over, guarded secret, heavy, hermetic, hermetics, hibernating, hid, hidden, hide, hood, hush-hush, hypernormal, hyperphysical, immaterial, immateriality, immaterialness, impalpability, impalpable, impenetrable, imponderability, imponderable, in a cloud, in a fog, in eclipse, in purdah, in the wings, incommunicado, incomprehensible, incorporate, incorporeal, incorporeality, incorporeity, indecipherable, inexplicable, inextension, inscrutable, insubstantial, intangibility, intangible, keep under cover, latent, lay on, lay over, lurking, magical, mantle, mask, metaphysic, miraculousness, muffle, muffled, murk, mysterious, mysteriousness, mystery, mystery of mysteries, mystic, mystical, mystifying, nonexteriority, nonmaterial, nonphysical, numinous, numinousness, obduce, obfuscate, obfuscated, obnubilate, obscure, obscured, obumbrate, occult phenomena, occultate, occultism, otherworldliness, otherworldly, overcast, overcloud, overlay, overshadow, overspread, perplexing, personal matter, phantom, possible, potential, preterhuman, preternatural, preternaturalism, preternormal, pretersensual, private, private matter, privileged communication, privity, privy, profound, profound secret, psychic, psychical research, psychicism, psychics, psychism, put on, puzzling, recondite, restricted, restricted information, screen, scum, sealed book, secluded, secluse, secret, secrete, sequestered, shade, shadow, shadowiness, shadowy, shield, shroud, shrouded, sleeping, slur over, smothered, somber, sorcery, spirit world, spiritual, spirituality, spirituousness, spread over, stash, stifled, submerged, superhuman, superhumanity, superimpose, supernatural, supernaturalism, supernaturality, supernaturalness, supernature, supernormal, supernormalness, superphysical, superphysicalness, superpose, supersensible, supersensibleness, supersensual, suppressed, supramundane, supranatural, supranaturalism, supranature, the occult, the supernatural, the supersensible, the unknown, theosophical, theosophist, top secret, transcendental, transcendentalism, transmundane, ulterior, unbreatheable, under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under security, under the surface, under wraps, underground, underlying, undisclosable, undisclosed, undivulgable, undivulged, unearthliness, unearthly, unembodied, unexplainable, unexplained, unextended, unfathomable, unfleshly, unhuman, unknown, unmanifested, unphysical, unrevealable, unrevealed, unspoken, unsubstantial, unsubstantiality, unsubstantialness, untellable, untold, unutterable, unuttered, unwhisperable, unworldliness, unworldly, vague, varnish, veil, veiled, virtual, weird, whitewash, witchcraft, witchery, wrapped in clouds

ROGET THESAURUS

Occult

Unintelligibility

N unintelligibility, incomprehensibility, imperspicuity, inconceivableness, vagueness, obscurity, ambiguity, doubtful meaning, uncertainty, perplexity, spinosity, obscurum per obscurius, mystification, latency, transcendentalism, paradox, oxymoron, riddle, enigma, puzzle, diagnus vindice nodus, sealed book, steganography, freemasonry, pons asinorum, asses' bridge, high Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, jargon, unintelligible, unaccountable, undecipherable, undiscoverable, unknowable, unfathomable, incognizable, inexplicable, inscrutable, inapprehensible, incomprehensible, insolvable, insoluble, impenetrable, illegible, as Greek to one, unexplained, paradoxical, enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling (secret), indecipherable, obscure, dark, muddy, clear as mud, seen through a mist, dim, nebulous, shrouded in mystery, opaque, dense, undiscernible, misty, hidden, latent, indefinite, garbled, perplexed, undetermined, vague, loose, ambiguous, mysterious, mystic, mystical, acroamatic, acroamatical, metempirical, transcendental, occult, recondite, abstruse, crabbed, inconceivable, inconceptible, searchless, above comprehension, beyond comprehension, past comprehension, beyond one's depth, unconceived, inexpressible, undefinable, incommunicable, unpredictable, unforeseeable, it's Greek to me.

Implication

N latency, implication, latency, inexpression, hidden meaning, occult meaning, occultness, mystery, cabala, anagoge, silence, concealment, more than meets the eye, more than meets the ear, Delphic oracle, le dessous des cartes, undercurrent, implication, logical implication, logical consequence, entailment, allusion, insinuation, innuendo, adumbration, something rotten in the state of Denmark, snake in the grass, secret, darkness, invisibility, imperceptibility, latent, lurking, secret, occult, implied, dormant, abeyant, unapparent, unknown, unseen, in the background, invisible, indiscoverable, dark, impenetrable, unspied, unsuspected, unsaid, unwritten, unpublished, unbreathed, untalked of, untold &c, unsung, unexposed, unproclaimed, undisclosed, unexpressed, not expressed, tacit, undeveloped, solved, unexplained, untraced, undiscovered, untracked, unexplored, uninvented, indirect, crooked, inferential, by inference, by implication, implicit, constructive, allusive, covert, muffled, steganographic, understood, underhand, underground, delitescent, concealed, by a side wind, sub silentio, in the background, behind the scenes, behind one's back, on the tip of one's tongue, secretly, between the lines, thereby hangs a tale, tacitum vivit sub pectore vulnus, where there's smoke, there's fire.

Concealment

N concealment, hiding, occultation, mystification, seal of secrecy, screen, disguise, masquerade, masked battery, hiding place, cryptography, steganography, freemasonry, stealth, stealthiness, sneakiness, obreption, slyness, latitancy, latitation, seclusion, privacy, secrecy, secretness, incognita, reticence, reserve, mental reserve, reservation, arriere pensee, suppression, evasion, white lie, misprision, silence, suppression of truth, underhand dealing, closeness, secretiveness, mystery, latency, snake in the grass, secret, stowaway, concealed, hidden, secret, recondite, mystic, cabalistic, occult, dark, cryptic, cryptical, private, privy, in petto, auricular, clandestine, close, inviolate, tortuous, behind a screen, undercover, under an eclipse, in ambush, in hiding, in disguise, in a cloud, in a fog, in a mist, in a haze, in a dark corner, in the shade, in the dark, clouded, wrapped in clouds, wrapt in clouds, invisible, buried, underground, perdu, secluded, undisclosed &c, untold, covert, untraceable, mysterious, irrevealable, inviolable, confidential, esoteric, not to be spoken of, unmentionable, obreptitious, furtive, stealthy, feline, skulking, surreptitious, underhand, hole and corner, sly, secretive, evasive, reserved, reticent, uncommunicative, buttoned up, close, close as wax, taciturn, secretly, in secret, in private, in one's sleeve, in holes and corners, in the dark, januis clausis, with closed doors, a huis clos, hugger mugger, a la derobee, under the cloak of, under the rose, under the table, sub rosa, en tapinois, in the background, aside, on the sly, with bated breath, sotto voce, in a whisper, without beat of drum, a la sourdine, behind the veil, beyond mortal ken, beyond the grave, beyond the veil, hid from mortal vision, into the eternal secret, into the realms supersensible, into the supreme mystery, in confidence, in strict confidence, in strictest confidence, confidentially, between ourselves, between you and me, between you and me and the bedpost, entre nous, inter nos, under the seal of secrecy, a couvert, underhand, by stealth, like a thief in the night, stealthily, behind the scenes, behind the curtain, behind one's back, behind a screen, incognito, in camera, it must go no further, it will go no further, don't tell a soul, tell it not in Gath, nobody the wiser, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, let it be tenable in your silence still, background information, deep background information, deep background, background session, backgrounder, not for attribution.


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