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Definitions of blur

  1. make dim or indistinct; " The drug blurs my vision"
  2. to make less distinct or clear; " heat haze blurs the hills."
  3. a hazy or indistinct representation; " it happened so fast it was just a blur"; " he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
  4. become vague or indistinct; " The distinction between the two theories blurred"
  5. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
  6. become glassy; lose clear vision; " Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep"
  7. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; " Her remarks confused the debate"; " Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  8. to make less distinct or clear; " The haze blurs the hills"
  9. 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.
  10. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
  11. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
  12. That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance.
  13. A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.
  14. A moral stain or blot.
  15. To make indistinct in outline; to dim by causing imperfect vision in; to stain; to blemish.
  16. To become indistinct in outline.
  17. A smudge; indistinctness; a moral stain; a dim, confused appearance.
  18. blurred.
  19. blurring.
  20. A blot, stain, or spot.
  21. To blot, stain, obscure, or blemish:- pr. p. blurring; pa. p. blurred.
  22. A blot; stain; dimness.
  23. To stain; dim; obscure.
  24. To make or become obscure; dull; soil; blemish.
  25. To become indistinct or smeared.
  26. A smeared or indistinct marking; a blemish.
  27. A blot; a stain; a blemish.
  28. To soil to obscure; to dim. See Blear.
  29. A spot; a stain.
  30. To sully or stain; to blemish.
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Usage examples for blur

  1. Late that night they found him sitting in the chapel looking at the window, which was only a blur. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  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
  3. On the terrace he was a blur, a nightmare in a garden. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus
  4. Just a blur, and the dim outline of a new cap, or a well- beloved jacket with extra pockets, or a much- hated pair of copper- toed shoes- that is all you can see. – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  5. Time is a mere blur in these old stories. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  6. Both men fell to the floor at about the same time and the blur came to a stop by the men struggling on the floor. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  7. After speaking a moment or two, the blur over his eyes and the confusion of his mind began to pass away, and he was perplexed beyond measure at the way she was receiving the open declaration of his love. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  8. We are lost in the blur of doom, and the long sleep of the missing months is heavy upon our eyelids. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  9. He comported himself with absolute, with kindly deference to the lady whose more than vital spark he let the gossips puff at and blur. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Murphy lifted his coonskin cap, flourishing it till the ringed fur- tail became a blur. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  11. Everything became a swift blur, a rushing confusion of terrible wind, and lurid light, and the wild roar of myriad explosions. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  12. He was going his best, in long, keen strides that would carry him to the bottom with a momentum so tremendous that on the flat he would be running himself into a blur. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  13. It was like a brown blur and scarcely moved. – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  14. It was rapidly becoming a pink blur to her gaze. – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  15. The Golden Bird had gone sensibly to roost on one of the low limits of the old oak, and he reminded me of the white blur of Polly's wedding bell, which I had caught a glimpse of as I ran through the hall at Elmnest. – The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Daviess
  16. Into the blur came Garry. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  17. For a moment, Houston's mind was a meaningless blur. – The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  18. Hence we blur the distinction between the Christian and the non- Christian. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  19. The plain swam beneath her like a blur. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  20. She's got a blur a- growin' an' spreadin', an' sometimes she can see out to one side on't, and more times she can't. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
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