As verbs the difference between occult and disguise
is that occult
is (astronomy) to cover or hide from view while disguise
is to change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
As nouns the difference between occult and disguise
is that occult
is supernatural affairs while disguise
is attire (eg clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
As an adjective occult
) secret; hidden from general knowledge; undetected.
(astronomy) To cover or hide from view.
(rare) To dissimulate, conceal, or obfuscate.
- The earth occults the moon during a lunar eclipse.
(lb) Secret; hidden from general knowledge; undetected
*(Isaac Taylor) (1787–1865)
*:It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its advances as to escape observation.
Related to the occult; pertaining to mysticism, magic, or astrology.
*:Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ ("I never) understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
* occult line
Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
(figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
- ''That cape and mask complete his disguise .
- ''Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.
To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
- Spies often disguise themselves.
To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
- Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
(archaic) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
- He disguised his true intentions.
- I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker or five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship.