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Meaning of BLEAR

Pronunciation:  bleer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  tired to the point of exhaustion
  2. [v]  make dim or indistinct; "The drug blurs my vision"
 

BLEAR is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: blear-eyed, bleary, bleary-eyed, blur, tired
 
 Antonyms: focalise, focalize, focus, sharpen
 
 See Also: alter, change, dim, slur

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Blear\, a. [See {Blear}, v.]
    1. Dim or sore with water or rheum; -- said of the eyes.
    
             His blear eyes ran in gutters to his chin. --Dryden.
    
    2. Causing or caused by dimness of sight; dim.
    
             Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Blear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bleared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Blearing}.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire to blink, Sw. plira
    to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E.
    blink. See {Blink}, and cf. {Blur}.]
    To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or
    blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral
    perception); to blind; to hoodwink.
    
          That tickling rheums Should ever tease the lungs and
          blear the sight.                         --Cowper.
    
    {To blear the eye of}, to deceive; to impose upon. [Obs.]
       --Chaucer.
    
    
 

 

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