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Blur - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Blur' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Blur [ n.]
- That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance.
- A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.
- A moral stain or blot.
2 . Blur [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
- To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.

Meaning of 'Blur' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . blur [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a hazy or indistinct representation
Example in sentence:
  • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz;
  • it happened so fast it was just a blur
2 . blur [ v]
Meaning (2):
- become glassy; lose clear vision
Example in sentence:
  • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep
Meaning (3):
- make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
Example in sentence:
  • Her remarks confused the debate;
  • Their words obnubilate their intentions
Meaning (4):
- become vague or indistinct
Example in sentence:
  • The distinction between the two theories blurred
Meaning (5):
- make dim or indistinct
Example in sentence:
  • The fog blurs my vision
Meaning (6):
- to make less distinct or clear
Example in sentence:
  • The haze blurs the hills