Occult Definition

ə-kŭlt, ŏkŭlt
occulted, occults
Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural or magical influences, agencies, or occurrences.
Occult astrological powers.
American Heritage
Secret; esoteric.
Webster's New World
Hidden; concealed.
Webster's New World
Beyond human understanding; mysterious.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
Occult practices or techniques.
A student of the occult.
American Heritage

(usually with the) Supernatural affairs.

occulted, occults
To hide or become hidden from view.
Webster's New World
To hide by occultation.
Webster's New World
To become concealed or extinguished at regular intervals.
A lighthouse beacon that occults every 45 seconds.
American Heritage
the occult
  • the occult arts or studies
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Occult

  • the occult

Origin of Occult

  • Latin occultus secret past participle of occulere to cover over kel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin occultō (“hide, keep secret").

    From Wiktionary

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