Occult vs Disguise - What's the difference?

occult | disguise |


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

is (lb) secret; hidden from general knowledge; undetected.

occult

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (astronomy) To cover or hide from view.
  • The earth occults the moon during a lunar eclipse.
  • (rare) To dissimulate, conceal, or obfuscate.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (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.
  • Esoteric.
  • *
  • *: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."
  • Derived terms

    * occult line

    Noun

    (-)
  • Supernatural affairs.
  • disguise

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
  • ''That cape and mask complete his disguise .
  • (figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
  • The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
  • ''Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.

    Synonyms

    * camouflage * guise * mask * pretense

    Verb

  • To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
  • Spies often disguise themselves.
  • * Macaulay
  • Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
  • To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
  • He disguised his true intentions.
  • (archaic) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
  • * Spectator
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * cloak * mask * hide

    Derived terms

    * disguisedly * disguisement * disguiser