Obscure
Obscure Ob*scure", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obscured} ([o^]b*sk[=u]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Obscuring}.] [L. obscurare, fr. obscurus: cf. OF. obscurer. See {Obscure}, a.] To render obscure; to darken; to make dim; to keep in the dark; to hide; to make less visible, intelligible, legible, glorious, beautiful, or illustrious. [1913 Webster]

They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's oak, with obscured lights. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Why, 't is an office of discovery, love, And I should be obscured. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

There is scarce any duty which has been so obscured by the writings of learned men as this. --Wake. [1913 Webster]

And seest not sin obscures thy godlike frame? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • obscure — [əb skyoor′, äbskyoor′] adj. [OFr obscur < L obscurus, lit., covered over < ob (see OB ) + IE * skuro < base * (s)keu , to cover, conceal > HIDE1, SKY] 1. lacking light; dim; dark; murky [the obscure night] 2. not easily perceived;… …   English World dictionary

  • Obscure — Ob*scure ([o^]b*sk[=u]r ), a. [Compar. {Obscurer} ([o^]b*sk[=u]r [ e]r); superl. {Obscurest}.] [L. obscurus, orig., covered; ob (see {Ob }) + a root probably meaning, to cover; cf. L. scutum shield, Skr. sku to cover: cf. F. obscur. Cf. {Sky}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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