Definitions of eclipse

The word eclipse uses 7 letters: c, e, e, i, l, p, s

eclipse is playable in:

Words With Friends14
Scrabble US11
Scrabble UK11

Meanings 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.

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.

Hook words of eclipse

These are words formed by appending one letter to eclipse. Extend an already existing word on the board.

Other words with the same letter pairs

Find words containing the letter combinations found in eclipse.