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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blurblɜr(v.; n.)blurred, blur•ring

  1. (v.t.)to obscure or make indistinct, as by smearing or staining:

    The fog blurred the outline of the car.

  2. to obscure or sully by smearing or applying a smeary substance.

  3. to dull the perception or susceptibility of:

    vision blurred by tears.

  4. (v.i.)to become indistinct.

  5. to make blurs.

  6. (n.)a smudge or smear that obscures:

    a blur of smoke.

  7. a blurred condition; indistinctness.

  8. something seen or remembered indistinctly.

Origin of blur:

1540–50; akin to blear


Princeton's WordNet

  1. blur, fuzz(verb)

    a hazy or indistinct representation

    "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"

  2. film over, glaze over, blur(verb)

    become glassy; lose clear vision

    "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep"

  3. blur(verb)

    to make less distinct or clear

    "The haze blurs the hills"

  4. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate(verb)

    make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

    "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

  5. smear, blur, smudge, smutch(verb)

    make a smudge on; soil by smudging

  6. blur, blear(verb)

    make dim or indistinct

    "The fog blurs my vision"

  7. blur, dim, slur(verb)

    become vague or indistinct

    "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blur(verb)ɜr

    to make or become less clear to see

    to blur the pencil line with your finger; The image blurred and then focused again.

  2. blurɜr

    to make a difference less obvious

    a game that blurs the line between real life and the computer world


  1. blur(Noun)

    A smear, smudge or blot

  2. blur(Noun)

    Something that appears hazy or indistinct

  3. blur(Verb)

    To make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim.

  4. blur(Verb)

    To smear, stain or smudge.

  5. blur(Verb)

    To become indistinct.

  6. Origin: Cognate with to blear, the verb is from the noun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blur(verb)

    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

  2. Blur(verb)

    to cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken

  3. Blur(verb)

    to sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation

  4. Blur(noun)

    that which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance

  5. Blur(noun)

    a dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur

  6. Blur(noun)

    a moral stain or blot


  1. Blur

    Blur are an English alternative rock band. Formed in London in 1988 as Seymour, the group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Blur's debut album Leisure incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as The Kinks, The Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife and The Great Escape. As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rival band Oasis in 1995 dubbed "The Battle of Britpop". In recording their follow-up, Blur, the band underwent another reinvention, showing influence from the lo-fi style of American indie rock groups. "Song 2", one of the album's singles, brought Blur mainstream success in the United States. Their next album, 13 saw the band members experimenting with electronic and gospel music, and featured more personal lyrics from Albarn. In May 2002, Coxon left Blur during the recording of their seventh album Think Tank. Containing electronic sounds and more minimal guitar work, the album was marked by Albarn's growing interest in hip hop and African music. After a 2003 tour without Coxon, Blur did no studio work or touring as a band, as members engaged in other projects. In 2008 Blur reunited, with Coxon back in the fold, for a series of concerts and have continued to release several singles and retrospective releases. In 2012, Blur received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Anagrams of blur

  1. burl

Translations for blur

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something not clearly seen

Everything is just a blur when I take my spectacles off.

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