Synonyms of 'eclipse'
the obscuring of reflected light from a celestial body as it passes through the shadow of another; a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the eartha total eclipse of the sun
a loss of importance, power, or famethe eclipse of the influence of the Republican party in West Germany
Rome's decline in the fifth century.
There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
He was being treated for kidney failure.
the rapid deterioration in relations between the two countries
the degeneration of our political system
a slight diminution in asset value
to overshadow or surpassThe gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
His performance exceeded all expectations.
She overshadows all the other members of the cast.
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
issues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
This story outclasses anything written by her contemporaries.
He outshone all the other contestants.
leave or put in the shade (informal)
(of a star or planet) to hide (another planet or star) from viewThe sun was eclipsed by the moon.
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
the black patch which covered his left eye
a row of spruce trees that blocked his view
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
A storm darkened the sky.
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
The message extinguished her hopes of seeing her friend any time soon.
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in the sense of block
to obstruct or impede by introducing an obstaclea row of spruce trees that blocked his view
in the sense of cloud
to make or become more difficult to see through
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