Definitions for deafdɛf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
deafdɛf(adj.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)partially or wholly deprived of the sense of hearing.
refusing to heed or be persuaded; unyielding:
deaf to all advice.
(n.)the deaf, deaf persons collectively.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of deaf:
bef. 900; ME deef, OE dēaf, c. OHG toub, ON dauf
people who have severe hearing impairments
"many of the deaf use sign language"
lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
(usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
"deaf to her warnings"
make or render deaf
"a deafening noise"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
without the ability to hear or hear well
almost completely deaf; deaf in one ear
Deaf people considered as a group.
Not having the faculty of hearing, or only partially able to hear.
Of or relating to the culture surrounding deaf users of sign languages.
Origin: From deaf.
wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man
unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason
deprived of the power of hearing; deafened
obscurely heard; stifled; deadened
decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'deaf' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3611
Rank popularity for the word 'deaf' in Adjectives Frequency: #482
Translations for deaf
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
unable to hear
She has been deaf since birth.
- أَصَم، أَطْرَشArabic
- surdoPortuguese (BR)
- ناشنوا؛ کرFarsi
- बधिर, बहराHindi
- gluh, nagluhCroatian
- ناشنوا؛ کرPersian
- كوڼ ، په غوږو دروند، ځان كوڼ اچوونكىPashto
- 聾的Chinese (Trad.)
- سننے سے محرومUrdu
- 聋的Chinese (Simp.)
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