Part of speech: verb

To darken or hide by intervention; cast into the shade; surpass; obscure.

Part of speech: noun

The obscuration of a heavenly body by the intervention of another; any hiding, obscuring, or overshadowing. See illus. on next page.

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Usage examples "eclipse":

  1. Aristo could not at first believe he heard aright, that she refused to be saved by what seemed to him a matter of legal form; and his anger grew so high as to eclipse and to shake his affection. - "Callista", John Henry Cardinal Newman.
  2. An Eclipse of the Sun observed. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
  3. With such prosperity under such conditions Garrett's reputation as a railroad manager naturally suffered no eclipse. - "The Railroad Builders A Chronicle of the Welding of the States, Volume 38 in The Chronicles of America Series", John Moody.