verb (obscures, obscuring, obscured)
- (transitive) To darken, make faint etc.
- (transitive) To hide, put out of sight etc.
- "I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity." Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat page 62
- Dark, faint or indistinct
- "I found myself in an wood . ." Dante, Inferno,1,1-2
- hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous
noun (plural: obstruents)
- (phonetics) a consonant sound formed by obstructing the airway, causing turbulence; the generic term of plosive, fricative and affricate
- The process of occluding, or something that occludes.
- (medicine) Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.
- (context, medicine, dentistry) The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.
- (meteorology) An occluded front.
- (linguistics) A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.
- (physics) The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.
- (computing) The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.
- (linguistics) a plosive consonant
- that tends to occlude
- A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army. --w:John Milton, Milton.
verb (onsets, onsetting, onset)
- The and retire Of both your armies. --Shak.
- Who on that day the word of gave. --w:Wordsworth, Wordsworth
- (obsolete) A setting about; a beginning --Shak.
- There is surely no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. --w:List_of_people_named_Bacon, Bacon.
- (obsolete) Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage. --w:Samuel_Johnson, Johnson.
- (obsolete) To assault; to set upon.
- (obsolete) To set about; to begin. --w:Carew, Carew.
- A male given name, ultimately derived from Aurelius
- The correct pronunciation of words.
- The study of correct pronunciation.