|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Miscellany » Such a simple word... Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#205438 - 04/11/12 10:31 PM Such a simple word...
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
...yet I didn't know it. I was reading about this weekend being a good time to observe Saturn, and saw: It is from such occultations that we learned the particulate nature of Saturn's rings.
From Collins Dict.: occultation (ˌɒkʌlˈteɪʃən)
1.the temporary disappearance of one celestial body as it moves out of sight behind another body
2.the act of occulting or the state of being occulted
I will say in my defense that Onelook had only a handful of offerings for this word.
#205444 - 04/11/12 11:46 PM Re: Such a simple word... [Re: Jackie]
Loc: this too shall pass
OTOH, "We found 55 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word occult" - I suppose not all of these include the verb form, but the first few I looked at all did..
Forum Stats 8952 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members alphaomega, MarlSF, jfw, hiscientist, MaineMrC
8952 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 38 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 75 LukeJavan8 52 may2point0 28 A C Bowden 1 jheem 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10538 LukeJavan8 8483 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 wofahulicodoc 6863 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 1994-2016 Wordsmith