Eclipse is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand eclipse (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use eclipse in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of eclipse, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of eclipse, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
EXAMPLES - Eclipse in a Sentence
- To the Huichols, an eclipse is the symbol of a new era. (source)
- Solar eclipse occurs when moon comes in between sun and earth. (source)
- This total solar eclipse is the fourth to have occurred since 1999. (source)
- The name annular eclipse comes from the Latin annulus, meaning ring. (source)
- A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. (source)
- This type of eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the (source)
- 'I see that many of the pleasantest things may be in eclipse for a time.' (source)
- CLANCY: Now, an eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. (source)
- A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are in alignment with the North (source)
- I dispute Yoo's suggestion that the Presidency was in eclipse between 1974 and 2001. (source)
- The only trace of the eclipse was the presence of a few brown feathers on the flanks. (source)
- A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun. (source)
- It will be waiting when your planet reappears from the eclipse, which is half an hour from now. (source)
- And I would imagine that historically people have always said the eclipse is a sign of something. (source)
- Each time did that name eclipse its predecessor, while recalling it for a moment to fresher memory: John (source)
- KELLAN: What we are seeing is a total lunar eclipse, which is -- these are pictures in Cheshire, England. (source)
- A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth, blocking the sun's rays from striking the moon. (source)
- The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing. (source)
- A lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes into the Earth's shadow, and that happens not very frequently, every few years. (source)
- Donald Hall, of the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy, called the eclipse "by far the most spectacular I've ever seen." (source)
- Media; whilst we also find that the shadow of the 310 B.C. eclipse, that is the one in the time of Agathocles, passed within 100 miles of (source)
- In the Hand Early-season drakes in eclipse plumage may lack the typical red head and iridescent green eye mask and can be confused with hens. (source)
- An annular solar eclipse occurs when the sun is covered by the new moon, but its shadow is not big enough to cover the entire disc of the sun. (source)
- Perhaps the ending Hiro flashback with the Samuri and eclipse is the "beginning" of the mutations, maybe Kensei was the first Hero? theTVaddict (source)
- I reply: "A solar eclipse occurs when the moon, moving in the plane of the ecliptic, crosses the line joining the centres of the sun and the earth." (source)
- 29 November 2008 at 10: 59 pm aaahhhh, i live jacksonville. other than humidity (which bella talks about in eclipse), it is pretty great. she did a great job as alice. (source)
- And a solar eclipse is no longer considered by most people to be an act of God or of demons, but simply the fact that the moon can come between the sun and earth, blocking its light. (source)
- An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun but does not completely obscure it, thus leaving a ring -- an annulus -- of sunlight flaring around the lunar disk. (source)
- The fourth is that known as the eclipse of Larissa on May 18, 603 B.C., which was coincident with the final overthrow of the Assyrian Empire, and the fifth is that of Thales on May 28, 585 B.C. (source)
- According to Max Frisch in his novel Homo Faber, the lunar eclipse is also a sign that you're going to be severely punished by the powers that be for sleeping with your own daughter, you weirdo. (source)
- The eclipse was a total one, and so far as the description goes the eclipses of April 2, 1493, and March 1, 1504, both respond to the recorded circumstances: both were total and both occurred soon after sunset. (source)
- Sam Harris begins his new book with a celebration of the ideal of cooperation, a value that has been in eclipse among us, and whose absence we feel in every failed attempt to dislodge the country from all the tight places in which we find ourselves these days. (source)
- Irresistible prompting from some wellspring of his being urged him on to what his reason would have called sheer folly, if that reason had not for the time suffered eclipse, which is a weakness of rational processes when they come into conflict with a genuine emotion. (source)
- On the morning of July 22, 2009, the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the 21st century took place, with most of southeast Asia taking in a partial viewing, and the path of totality (where the total eclipse is visible) passing very close by the most populous islands of Japan. (source)
- To be able to see such features as the diamond ring effect (the final flash of light before entering totality), the corona [en] [ja] (the sun's glowing hot outer atmosphere) and the explosive solar prominences [en] [ja] during the eclipse is reliant upon the the moon's distance from the earth, and naturally, the earth's distance from the sun. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 66.0, which suggests that "eclipse" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 14 synonyms for eclipse.
concealment, darkening, decline, diminution, dimming, extinction, extinguishment, obliteration, obscuration, occultation, penumbra, shading, shroud, veil
We have 1 antonym for eclipse.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of eclipse from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another.
- (noun) The period of time during which such an obscuration occurs.
- (noun) A temporary or permanent dimming or cutting off of light.
- (noun) A fall into obscurity or disuse; a decline: "A composer . . . often goes into eclipse after his death and never regains popularity” ( Time).
- (noun) A disgraceful or humiliating end; a downfall: Revelations of wrongdoing helped bring about the eclipse of the governor's career.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) An astronomical alignment in which a planetary object (for example, the Moon) comes between the Sun and another planetary object (for example, the Earth), resulting in a shadow being cast by the middle object onto the other object.
- (noun) A seasonal state of plumage in some birds, notably ducks, adopted temporarily after the breeding season and characterised by a dull and scruffy appearance.
- (noun) Obscurity, decline, downfall
- (verb) Of astronomical bodies, to cause an eclipse.
- (verb) To overshadow; to be better or more noticeable than.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) The loss, usually temporary or partial, of light, brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness.
- (verb-transitive) To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body.
- (verb-transitive) To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing.
- (verb-intransitive) To suffer an eclipse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) In astronomy, an interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon, or other heavenly body, by the intervention of another heavenly body either between it and the eye or between it and the source of its illumination.
- (noun) Figuratively, any state of obscuration; an overshadowing; a transition from brightness, clearness, or animation to the opposite state: as, his glory has suffered an eclipse.
- (None) To obscure by an eclipse; cause the obscuration of; darken or hide, as a heavenly body: as, the moon eclipses the sun.
- (None) To overshadow; throw in the shade; obscure; hence, to surpass or excel.
- (None) To suffer an eclipse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
- (verb) be greater in significance than
- (noun) one celestial body obscures another