make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance;
a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips;
covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);
a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin;
be ahead of others; be the first;
platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
the greatest possible intensity;
the upper part of anything;
situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"