Definition of 'occult'
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The countries are drawn together by some occult footballing force. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was as though he was being followed by occult forces. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is the place of initiation where the pure hero takes on occult forces. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)As an actor, he has occult powers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As a magician, he was largely a theorist, avoiding actual practice of the occult arts. Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)The monochrome weekly magazine of my youth was mouthy, pretentious, political and packed with occult knowledge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He used to laugh at her native stories of occult powers, though she knew that he had seen some strange things done, as most foreigners had. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)
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Translations for 'occult'
British English: occult NOUN
The occult is the knowledge and study of supernatural or magical forces.
Interest in the occult tended toward ceremonial magic rather than witchcraft.
Definition of occult from the Collins English Dictionary
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