the occult

Definition of the occult

:supernatural powers or practices and the things (such as gods, ghosts, and magic) that are connected with them
  • He's a student of the occult.
  • religion, mythology, and the occult

Word by Word Definitions

occult play
  1. : to shut off from view or exposure : cover, eclipse

  1. : not revealed : secret

  2. : not easily apprehended or understood : abstruse, mysterious

  3. : hidden from view : concealed

  1. : matters regarded as involving the action or influence of supernatural or supernormal powers or some secret knowledge of them


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!