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OCCULT', a. [L. occultus, occulo; ob and celo, to conceal.]

Hidden from the eye or understanding; invisible; secret; unknown; undiscovered; undetected; as the occult qualities of matter.

The occult sciences are magic, necromancy, &c.

Occult lines, in geometry, are such as are drawn with the compasses or a pencil, and are scarcely visible.



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OCCULT', a. [L. occultus, occulo; ob and celo, to conceal.]

Hidden from the eye or understanding; invisible; secret; unknown; undiscovered; undetected; as the occult qualities of matter.

The occult sciences are magic, necromancy, &c.

Occult lines, in geometry, are such as are drawn with the compasses or a pencil, and are scarcely visible.

OC-CULT', a. [L. occultus, occulo; ob and celo, to conceal.]

Hidden from the eye or understanding; invisible; secret; unknown; undiscovered; undetected; as, the occult qualities of matter. Newton. The occult sciences are magic, necromancy, &c. Occult lines, in geometry, are such as are drawn with the compasses or a pencil, and are scarcely visible. Encyc.


Oc*cult"
  1. Hidden from the eye or the understanding; inviable; secret; concealed; unknown.

    It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its advances as to escape observation. I. Taylor.

    Occult line (Geom.), a line drawn as a part of the construction of a figure or problem, but not to appear in the finished plan. -- Occult qualities, those qualities whose effects only were observed, but the nature and relations of whose productive agencies were undetermined; -- so called by the schoolmen. -- Occult sciences, those sciences of the Middle Ages which related to the supposed action or influence of occult qualities, or supernatural powers, as alchemy, magic, necromancy, and astrology.

  2. To eclipse; to hide from sight.
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Occult

OCCULT', adjective [Latin occultus, occulo; ob and celo, to conceal.]

Hidden from the eye or understanding; invisible; secret; unknown; undiscovered; undetected; as the occult qualities of matter.

The occult sciences are magic, necromancy, etc.

OCCULT lines, in geometry, are such as are drawn with the compasses or a pencil, and are scarcely visible.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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trip

TRIP, v.t.

1. To supplant; to cause to fall by striking the feet suddenly from under the person; usually followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling; to trip up the heels.

2. To supplant; to overthrow by depriving of support.

3. To catch; to detect.

4. To loose an anchor from the bottom by its cable or buoy-rope.

TRIP, v.i. To stumble; to strike the foot against something, so as to lose the step and come near to fall; or to stumble and fall.

1. To err; to fail; to mistake; to be deficient.

Virgil pretends sometimes to trip.

TRIP, v.i.

1. To run or step lightly; to walk with a light step.

She bounded by and tripp'd so light.

They had not time to take a steady sight.

Thus from the lion trips the trembling doe.

2. To take a voyage or journey.

TRIP, n. A stroke or catch by which a wrestler supplants his antagonist.

And watches with a trip his foe to foil.

1. A stumble by the loss of foot-hold, or a striking of the foot against an object.

2. A failure; a mistake.

Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.

3. A journey; or a voyage.

I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.

4. In navigation, a single board in plying to windward.

5. Among farmers, a small flock of sheep, or a small stock of them. [Local.]

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