Definitions for deafdɛf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

deafdɛf(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)partially or wholly deprived of the sense of hearing.

  2. refusing to heed or be persuaded; unyielding:

    deaf to all advice.

  3. (n.)the deaf, deaf persons collectively.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of deaf:

bef. 900; ME deef, OE dēaf, c. OHG toub, ON dauf


Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. deaf(adjective)ɛf

    without the ability to hear or hear well

    almost completely deaf; deaf in one ear


  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 Dictionary

  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


  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.

British National Corpus

  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

Translations for deaf

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


unable to hear

She has been deaf since birth.

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