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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blur  \Blur\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blurred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blurring}.]  [Prob.  of  same  origin  as  blear.  See  {Blear}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  But  time  hath  nothing  blurred  those  lines  of  favor 
  Which  then  he  wore.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cause  imperfection  of  vision  in  to  dim;  to  darken. 
 
  Her  eyes  are  blurred  with  the  lightning's  glare. 
  --J.  R.  Drake. 
 
  3.  To  sully;  to  stain;  to  blemish,  as  reputation. 
 
  Sarcasms  may  eclipse  thine  own  But  can  not  blur  my 
  lost  renown.  --Hudibras. 
 
  Syn:  To  spot;  blot;  disfigure;  stain;  sully. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blur  \Blur\  (bl[^u]r),  n. 
  1.  That  which  obscures  without  effacing;  a  stain;  a  blot,  as 
  upon  paper  or  other  substance. 
 
  As  for  those  who  cleanse  blurs  with  blotted  fingers, 
  they  make  it  worse.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  A  dim,  confused  appearance;  indistinctness  of  vision;  as 
  to  see  things  with  a  blur;  it  was  all  blur. 
 
  3.  A  moral  stain  or  blot. 
 
  Lest  she  .  .  .  will  with  her  railing  set  a  great 
  blur  on  mine  honesty  and  good  name  --Udall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blur 
  n  :  a  hazy  or  indistinct  representation;  "it  happened  so  fast  it 
  was  just  a  blur";  "he  tried  to  clear  his  head  of  the 
  whisky  fuzz"  [syn:  {fuzz}] 
  v  1:  become  glassy;  lose  clear  vision;  "Her  eyes  glazed  over  from 
  lack  of  sleep  [syn:  {film  over},  {glaze  over}] 
  2:  to  make  less  distinct  or  clear:  "heat  haze  blurs  the  hills." 
  [ant:  {focus}] 
  3:  make  unclear,  indistinct,  or  blurred;  "Her  remarks  confused 
  the  debate"  [syn:  {confuse},  {obscure}]  [ant:  {clarify}] 
  4:  make  a  smudge  on  soil  by  smudging  [syn:  {smear},  {smudge}, 
  {smutch}] 
  5:  make  dim  or  indistinct;  "The  drug  blurs  my  vision"  [syn:  {blear}] 
  [ant:  {focus}] 
  6:  become  vague  or  indistinct;  "The  distinction  between  the  two 
  theories  blurred"  [syn:  {dim},  {slur}]  [ant:  {focus}] 




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