Meaning of BLUR in English

BLUR

I. ˈblər noun

Etymology: perhaps akin to Middle English bleren to blear

Date: 1519

1. : a smear or stain that obscures

2. : something vaguely or indistinctly perceived ; especially : something moving or occurring too quickly to be clearly perceived

II. verb

( blurred ; blur·ring )

Date: 1520

transitive verb

1. : to obscure or blemish by smearing

2. : sully

3. : to make dim, indistinct, or vague in outline or character

4. : to make cloudy or confused

intransitive verb

1. : to make blurs

2. : to become vague or indistinct

• blur·ring·ly ˈblər-iŋ-lē adverb

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