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Meaning of BLUR

Pronunciation:  blur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
  2. [v]  make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"
  3. [v]  become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
  4. [v]  make dim or indistinct; "The drug blurs my vision"
  5. [v]  make a smudge on; soil by smudging
  6. [v]  become glassy; lose clear vision; "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep"
  7. [v]  to make less distinct or clear; "heat haze blurs the hills."

BLUR is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blear, confuse, dim, film over, fuzz, glaze over, obscure, slur, smear, smudge, smutch
 Antonyms: focalise, focalize, focus, focus, sharpen
 See Also: alter, alter, alter, blur, change, change, change, dust, efface, gloss over, internal representation, mental representation, muddy, obliterate, representation, resmudge, rub, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over, weaken, wipe out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blur\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blurred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Blurring}.] [Prob. of same origin as blear. See {Blear}.]
    1. To render obscure by making the form or outline of
       confused and uncertain, as by soiling; to smear; to make
       indistinct and confused; as, to blur manuscript by
       handling it while damp; to blur the impression of a
       woodcut by an excess of ink.
             But time hath nothing blurred those lines of favor
             Which then he wore.                   --Shak.
    2. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
             Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare.
                                                   --J. R. Drake.
    3. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
             Sarcasms may eclipse thine own, But can not blur my
             lost renown.                          --Hudibras.
    Syn: To spot; blot; disfigure; stain; sully.
  2. \Blur\ (bl[^u]r), n.
    1. That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as
       upon paper or other substance.
             As for those who cleanse blurs with blotted fingers,
             they make it worse.                   --Fuller.
    2. A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as,
       to see things with a blur; it was all blur.
    3. A moral stain or blot.
             Lest she . . . will with her railing set a great
             blur on mine honesty and good name.   --Udall.
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