eclipse [-s] n

OFr < L. < Gk. 'to forsake it's accustomed place, fail to appear'.

  1. Intervention; intercession; transcendence; change in perspective; obscuring from the mind as if from the eye.
  2. Obscurity; total darkness; absence of light; [fig.] death.
  3. Darkening of the sun when its light is temporarily blocked by the moon.
  4. Astronomy event; passage of a body that overshadows the appearance of another.

eclipse v

see eclipse, n.

  1. Block; pass in front of; obscure from view; [fig.] surpass; exceed; overshadow.