Translation of "eclipse" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪˈklɪps/ us /ɪˈklɪps/

eclipse noun (SUN)

[ C ] an occasion when the sun disappears from view, either completely or partly, while the moon is moving between it and the earth, or when the moon becomes darker while the shadow of the earth moves over it

a solar/lunar eclipse 日/月蝕
On Wednesday there will be a total/partial eclipse of the sun. 週三將有一次日全/偏蝕。

eclipse noun (IMPORTANCE)

[ S or U ] literary a situation in which something becomes less important

The eclipse of the ruling political party was inevitable. 執政黨大勢已去,無可挽回。
His remarkable contribution to literature has been too long in eclipse. 他對文學的傑出貢獻已被人們遺忘太久了。


uk /ɪˈklɪps/ us /ɪˈklɪps/

eclipse verb (SUN)

[ T ] to make an eclipse of the moon or sun

The moon will be totally eclipsed at 12.10 p.m. 晚上十二點十分會出現月全蝕。

eclipse verb (IMPORTANCE)

[ T often passive ] to make another person or thing seem much less important, good, or famous

The economy has eclipsed all other issues during this election campaign. 這次大選期間,經濟問題成為壓倒性的重大議題。

(Translation of “eclipse” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)