Meaning of BLUR in English

BLUR

— blurredly /blerr"id lee, blerrd"-/ , adv. — blurredness , n. — blurringly , adv.

/blerr/ , v. , blurred, blurring , n.

v.t.

1. to obscure or sully (something) by smearing or with a smeary substance: The windows were blurred with soot.

2. to obscure by making confused in form or outline; make indistinct: The fog blurred the outline of the car.

3. to dim the perception or susceptibility of; make dull or insensible: The blow on the head blurred his senses.

v.i.

4. to become indistinct: Everything blurred as she ran.

5. to make blurs.

n.

6. a smudge or smear that obscures: a blur of smoke.

7. a blurred condition; indistinctness: They could see nothing in the foggy blur.

8. something seen indistinctly: The ship appeared as a blur against the horizon.

[ 1540-50; akin to BLEAR ]

Syn. 2. cloud, dim, darken, veil, mask.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .