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eclipse

Eclipse is a 7 letter word which starts with the letter E and ends with the letter E for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
(n.) An interception or obscuration of the light of the sun moon or other luminous body by the intervention of some other body either between it and the eye or between the luminous body and that illuminated by it. A lunar eclipse is caused by the moon passing through the earth's shadow; a solar eclipse by the moon coming between the sun and the observer. A satellite is eclipsed by entering the shadow of its primary. The obscuration of a planet or star by the moon or a planet though of the nature of an eclipse is called an occultation. The eclipse of a small portion of the sun by Mercury or Venus is called a transit of the planet.
(n.) The loss usually temporary or partial of light brilliancy luster honor consciousness etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness.
(v. t.) To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as the moon eclipses the sun.
(v. t.) To obscure darken or extinguish the beauty luster honor etc. of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing.
(v. i.) To suffer an eclipse.

Syllable Information

The word eclipse is a 7 letter word that has 2 syllable 's . The syllable division for eclipse is: e-clipse



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