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Definitions of blur

  1. To make or become obscure; dull; soil; blemish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To become indistinct or smeared. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make indistinct in outline; to dim by causing imperfect vision in; to stain; to blemish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To blot, stain, obscure, or blemish:-pr.p. blurring; pa.p. blurred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To stain; dim; obscure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To become indistinct in outline. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. to make less distinct or clear; "heat haze blurs the hills." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. To soil to obscure; to dim. See Blear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To sully or stain; to blemish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. blurring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A moral stain or blot. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A smudge; indistinctness; a moral stain; a dim, confused appearance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. A blot, stain, or spot. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A blot; stain; dimness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A blot; a stain; a blemish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A spot; a stain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. blurred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for blur

  1. The plain swam beneath her like a blur – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  2. The Nipe launched itself across the intervening space in a blur of speed that would have made a leopard seem slow. – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
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