Definitions for deafdɛf

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deaf(adj)

    people who have severe hearing impairments

    "many of the deaf use sign language"

  2. deaf(adj)

    lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part

  3. deaf(p), indifferent(p)(verb)

    (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

    "deaf to her warnings"

  4. deafen, deaf(verb)

    make or render deaf

    "a deafening noise"

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  1. deaf(Noun)

    Deaf people considered as a group.

  2. deaf(Adjective)

    Not having the faculty of hearing, or only partially able to hear.

  3. Deaf(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the culture surrounding deaf users of sign languages.

  4. Origin: From deaf.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Deaf(adj)

    wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man

  2. Deaf(adj)

    unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason

  3. Deaf(adj)

    deprived of the power of hearing; deafened

  4. Deaf(adj)

    obscurely heard; stifled; deadened

  5. Deaf(adj)

    decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn

  6. Deaf(verb)

    to deafen

  7. Origin: [OE. def, deaf, deef, AS. def; akin to D. doof, G. taub, Icel. daufr, Dan. dv, Sw. df, Goth. daubs, and prob. to E. dumb (the original sense being, dull as applied to one of the senses), and perh. to Gr. tyflo`s (for qyflo`s) blind, ty^fos smoke, vapor, folly, and to G. toben to rage. Cf. Dumb.]

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  1. Deaf

    Deaf, the debut album from J. G. Thirlwell's You've Got Foetus on Your Breath was released in 1981 on Thirlwell's own Self Immolation Records label. Thirsty Ear reissued the album as a CD in 1997 in the US. Both releases were limited editions: only 2,000 copies of the LP and 4,000 copies of the CD were produced. The Deaf LP is Self Immolation #WOMB OYBL 1. The CD re-release is Ectopic Ents #ECT ENTS 012.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deaf' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3611

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deaf' in Adjectives Frequency: #482

Anagrams of deaf »

  1. fade

  2. EDFA


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