Definitions of eclipse
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. 2
n. - The loss, usually temporary or partial, of light, brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness. 2
v. t. - To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun. 2
v. t. - To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing. 2
v. i. - To suffer an eclipse. 2
The word "eclipse" uses 7 letters: C E E I L P S.
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Words formed by adding one letter before or after eclipse (in bold), or to ceeilps in any order:
a - calipees especial d - eclipsed pedicels pedicles m - semplice r - preslice resplice s - eclipses x - exciples
Shorter words found within eclipse:
cee cees ceil ceils cel cels cep cepe cepes ceps cis clepe clepes clip clips eel eels el els else epic epics es ice ices is isle lee lees lei leis li lice lie lies lip lipe lips lis lisp pe pec pecs pee peel peels pees peise pele peles pes pi pic pice pics pie piece pieces pies pile piles pis plie plies psi sec see seel seep sei sel sepic si sic sice sip sipe sleep slice slip slipe spec specie speel speil spic spice spiel spile splice
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