eclipse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “eclipse” in the English Dictionary

"eclipse" in British English

See all translations

eclipsenoun

uk   /ɪˈklɪps/  us   /ɪˈklɪps/

eclipseverb

uk   /ɪˈklɪps/  us   /ɪˈklɪps/
(Definition of eclipse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eclipse" in American English

See all translations

eclipsenoun [C]

 us   /ɪˈklɪps/
  • eclipse noun [C] (SUN/MOON)

earth science a ​period of ​time when the ​light from an ​object in the ​sky cannot be ​seen because another ​object has come between you and it
solar eclipse
In a ​solar eclipse, the ​moontravels in between the ​earth and the ​sun.
lunar eclipse
In a ​lunar eclipse, the ​earthtravels in between the ​moon and the ​sun.

eclipseverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈklɪps/
  • eclipse verb [T] (BLOCK)

to ​become much more ​important and ​noticeable than something: The ​state of the ​economy has eclipsed all other ​issues during the ​electioncampaign.
(Definition of eclipse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"eclipse" in Business English

See all translations

eclipseverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈklɪps/
to become greater in ​amount or ​level than something else: The ​increasedconsumerspending from new ​businesses has already helped ​shopping, dining, and ​realestate eclipse ​oilrevenues. Their ​stock is up 50% so far this ​year, as their ​profitgrowth is expected to eclipse that of larger ​companies.
to become more ​successful or important than something else: We have ​developed a ​winningformula to eclipse our ​rivals. These problems should not be ​allowed to eclipse the organization's ​achievements.
(Definition of eclipse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of eclipse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“eclipse” in American English

“eclipse” in Business English

Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More