|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||a. of or characteristic of magical, mystical, or supernatural arts, phenomena, or influences|
|b. (as noun): the occult|
|2.||beyond ordinary human understanding|
|3.||secret or esoteric|
|4.||astronomy (of a celestial body) to hide (another celestial body) from view by occultation or (of a celestial body) to become hidden by occultation|
|5.||to hide or become hidden or shut off from view|
|6.||(intr) (of lights, esp in lighthouses) to shut off at regular intervals|
|[C16: from Latin occultus, past participle of occulere, from ob- over, up + -culere, related to celāre to conceal]|
occult oc·cult (ə-kŭlt', ŏk'ŭlt')
Detectable only by microscopic examination or chemical analysis.
Not accompanied by readily detectable signs or symptoms.