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 for eclipse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eclipse \E*clipse"\, v. i.
     To suffer an eclipse.
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           While the laboring moon
           Eclipses at their charms.                --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eclipse \E*clipse"\ ([-e]*kl[i^]ps"), n. [F. ['e]clipse, L.
     eclipsis, fr. Gr. 'e`kleipsis, prop., a forsaking, failing,
     fr. 'eklei`pein to leave out, forsake; 'ek out + lei`pein to
     leave. See Ex-, and Loan.]
     1. (Astron.) 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.
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     Note: In ancient times, eclipses were, and among
           unenlightened people they still are, superstitiously
           regarded as forerunners of evil fortune, a sentiment of
           which occasional use is made in literature.
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                 That fatal and perfidious bark,
                 Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses
                 dark.                              --Milton.
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     2. The loss, usually temporary or partial, of light,
        brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.;
        obscuration; gloom; darkness.
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              All the posterity of our fist parents suffered a
              perpetual eclipse of spiritual life.  --Sir W.
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              As in the soft and sweet eclipse,
              When soul meets soul on lovers' lips. --Shelley.
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     Annular eclipse. (Astron.) See under Annular.
     Cycle of eclipses. See under Cycle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eclipse \E*clipse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eclipsed
     ([-e]*kl[i^]pst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Eclipsing.]
     1. To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of
        a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun.
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     2. To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster,
        honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the
        shade by surpassing. "His eclipsed state." --Dryden.
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              My joy of liberty is half eclipsed.   --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: one celestial body obscures another [syn: eclipse,
      v 1: be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed
           the couple's happiness" [syn: overshadow, dominate,
      2: cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention; "The
         Sun eclipses the moon today"; "Planets and stars often are
         occulted by other celestial bodies" [syn: eclipse,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  179 Moby Thesaurus words for "eclipse":
     adumbrate, annular eclipse, apply to, bandage, becloud, bedarken,
     bedazzle, bedim, befog, begloom, benight, black, black out,
     blacken, blackout, blanket, blanketing, blind, blind the eyes,
     blindfold, block, block the light, blockage, blocking, blot out,
     blotting out, brown, camouflage, canopy, cast a shadow, cementwork,
     central eclipse, cloak, cloaking, clothe, cloud, cloud over,
     clouding, coating, conceal, concealment, cope, cover, cover up,
     coverage, covering, cowl, curtain, curtaining, darken, darken over,
     darkening, daze, dazzle, decline, dematerialization, departure,
     deprive of sight, dim, dim out, dimming, disappearance,
     disappearing, disguise, dispersion, dissemble, dissipation,
     dissolution, dissolving, distract attention from, downturn,
     eclipsing, elimination, encloud, encompass with shadow, ensconce,
     enshroud, envelop, envelopment, enwrapment, enwrapping, erasure,
     evanescence, evaporation, excecate, extinction, extinguish,
     fadeaway, fadeout, fading, fake out, film, glare, gloom,
     gloss over, going, gouge, hide, hiding, hood, hoodwink,
     incrustation, keep under cover, lay on, lay over, laying on,
     lunar eclipse, make blind, mantle, mantling, mask, masking,
     melting, muffle, murk, obduce, obduction, obfuscate, obnubilate,
     obscuration, obscure, obscuring, obumbrate, occult, occultate,
     occultation, outshine, overcast, overcloud, overlay, overlaying,
     overshadow, overspread, overspreading, pargeting, partial eclipse,
     passing, plasterwork, put down, put on, put to shame, recession,
     screen, screening, scum, shade, shading, shadow, sheathing, shield,
     shielding, show up, shroud, shrouding, slump, slur over,
     snow-blind, solar eclipse, somber, spread over, strike blind,
     stuccowork, superimpose, superimposition, superpose, superposition,
     surpass, top, total eclipse, upholstering, upholstery, vanishing,
     vanishing point, varnish, veil, veiling, whitewash, wipe,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A Prolog + CLP compiler from ECRC.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     of the sun alluded to in Amos 8:9; Micah 3:6; Zech. 14:6; Joel
     2:10. Eclipses were regarded as tokens of God's anger (Joel
     3:15; Job 9:7). The darkness at the crucifixion has been
     ascribed to an eclipse (Matt. 27:45); but on the other hand it
     is argued that the great intensity of darkness caused by an
     eclipse never lasts for more than six minutes, and this darkness
     lasted for three hours. Moreover, at the time of the Passover
     the moon was full, and therefore there could not be an eclipse
     of the sun, which is caused by an interposition of the moon
     between the sun and the earth.

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