Synonyms of eclipse
1 obscuring • a total eclipse of the sun
2 declineDictionary • the eclipse of the influence of the Republican party in West Germany
decline • Rome's decline in the fifth century.
fall • There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
failure • He was being treated for kidney failure.
deterioration • the rapid deterioration in relations between the two countries
degeneration • the degeneration of our political system
diminution • a slight diminution in asset value
1 surpassDictionary • The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
surpass • He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
exceed • His performance exceeded all expectations.
overshadow • I'm sorry to say that she overshadowed her less attractive sister.
excel • Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
transcend • issues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty
outdo • Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
outclass • This story outclasses anything written by his contemporaries.
outshine • He outshone all the other contestants.
leave or put in the shade (informal)
2 obscureDictionary • The sun was eclipsed by the moon.
obscure • The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
cover • the black patch which covered his left eye
block • a row of spruce trees that blocked his view
conceal • The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
veil • Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
darken • A storm darkened the sky.
shroud • Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
extinguish • The message extinguished her hopes of Richard's return.
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blockIf something blocks your view, it prevents you from seeing something because it is between you and that thing.
• a row of spruce trees that blocked his view
• The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
Thesaurus for eclipse from the Collins English Thesaurus
the total or partial obscuring of reflected light from a celestial body as a result of its passage through the shadow of another. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth