Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

occultation

play
noun oc·cul·ta·tion \ˌä-(ˌ)kəl-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of occultation

  1. 1 :  the state of being hidden from view or lost to notice

  2. 2 :  the interruption of the light from a celestial body or of the signals from a spacecraft by the intervention of a celestial body; especially :  an eclipse of a star or planet by the moon



15th Century

First Known Use of occultation

15th century


Learn More about occultation


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up occultation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry oily prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ