- The definition of occult is something related to the supernatural or magic.
Chanting magic spells is an example of practices that would be described as occult activities.
- Occult is defined as beliefs in the supernatural or in magic.
An example of the occult is a coven of witches who believe in magic.
A woman dabbling in the occult.
occult definition by Webster's New World
- hidden; concealed
- secret; esoteric
- beyond human understanding; mysterious
- designating or of certain arts, studies, or practices, as magic, alchemy, or astrology, involving mysterious powers that some people believe can affect the way things happen
Origin: Classical Latin occultus, concealed, past participle of occulere, to cover over ; from ob- (see ob-) plush celare, to hide (see hall)
- to hide or become hidden from view
- Astron. to hide by occultation
- occultly adverb
occult definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena.
- Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable.
- Available only to the initiate; secret: occult lore. See Synonyms at mysterious.
- Hidden from view; concealed.
- a. Medicine Detectable only by microscopic examination or chemical analysis, as a minute blood sample.b. Not accompanied by readily detectable signs or symptoms: occult carcinoma.
- To conceal or cause to disappear from view.
- Astronomy To conceal by occultation: The moon occulted Mars.
Origin: Latin occultus, secret, past participle of occulere, to cover over; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- oc·cultˈly adverb
- oc·cultˈness noun
occult - Medical Definition
- Hidden; concealed.
- Detectable only by microscopic examination or chemical analysis.
- Not accompanied by readily detectable signs or symptoms.
occult - Phrases/Idioms