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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blear  \Blear\,  a.  [See  {Blear},  v.] 
  1.  Dim  or  sore  with  water  or  rheum;  --  said  of  the  eyes. 
 
  His  blear  eyes  ran  in  gutters  to  his  chin.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Causing  or  caused  by  dimness  of  sight;  dim. 
 
  Power  to  cheat  the  eye  with  blear  illusion. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blear  \Blear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bleared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blearing}.]  [OE.  bleren  cf  Dan.  plire  to  blink,  Sw  plira 
  to  twinkle,  wink,  LG  plieren  perh.  from  the  same  root  as  E. 
  blink.  See  {Blink},  and  cf  {Blur}.] 
  To  make  somewhat  sore  or  watery,  as  the  eyes;  to  dim,  or 
  blur,  as  the  sight.  Figuratively:  To  obscure  (mental  or  moral 
  perception);  to  blind;  to  hoodwink. 
 
  That  tickling  rheums  Should  ever  tease  the  lungs  and 
  blear  the  sight.  --Cowper. 
 
  {To  blear  the  eye  of},  to  deceive;  to  impose  upon  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blear 
  adj  :  tired  to  the  point  of  exhaustion  [syn:  {bleary},  {bleary-eyed}, 
  {blear-eyed}] 
  v  :  make  dim  or  indistinct;  "The  drug  blurs  my  vision"  [syn:  {blur}] 
  [ant:  {focus}] 




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