An example of eclipse is when the sun becomes blocked out for a few moments during the day.
An example of eclipse is a demotion from a high job position.
An example of eclipse is to block out the light of the sun.
An example of eclipse is for one athlete to outshine another.
The Moon eclipsed the Sun.
The student’s skills soon eclipsed those of his teacher.
Origin of eclipse
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French eclipse, from Latin eclīpsis, from Ancient Greek ἔκλειψις (ekleipsis, “eclipse”), from ἐκλείπω (ekleipō, “I abandon, got missing, vanish”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) and λείπω (leipō, “I leave behind”).