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Definitions of Blur

Pronunciation : Blur
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Prob. of same origin as blear. See Blear.]
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Blurred; p. pr. & vb. n. Blurring.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Blur
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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