Word of the day, 19th March 2015
I guess there really was only one word I could choose today:
eclipse /ɪˈklɪps/ (noun and verb)
I am sure you know this meaning: “the total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth; a lunar eclipse when the earth passes between the sun and the moon.”
Among a few other similar meanings, another commonly used meaning is to indicate a loss of importance, power or fame, especially through the “overshadowing” of someone or something else.
Here are a few examples (mainly from the internet) to give an idea how this might be used:
– “Some photographic companies suffered as digital cameras eclipsed film cameras.”
– “The fame of Venice in glass-making so completely eclipsed that of other Italian cities that it is difficult to learn much respecting their progress in the art.”
– “Her voice was so wonderful, she eclipsed the singer who used to be on that TV programme.”
Enjoy your day.
I hope you get to see the solar eclipse. 🙂