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  1. schmeer, schmear, shmearnoun

    (Yiddish) a batch of things that go together

    "he bought the whole schmeer"


  1. schmeer

    Karen Schmeer (February 20, 1970 – January 29, 2010) was a film editor who frequently collaborated with filmmaker Errol Morris.


  1. schmeer

    The term "schmeer" is typically used in a colloquial context and its meaning can vary depending on the context. 1) It is often used in the Yiddish language to mean spread, like a spread of cream cheese on a bagel. In this context, it is also spelled "schmear." 2) In the world of film and theatre, a "schmeer" or "schmear" can also refer to a method of cinematic lighting that creates a diffused, soft glow effect. 3) In a more negative context, a "schmeer" can refer to a bribe or something given or done to appease or pacify someone. For instance, "He gave him a little schmeer to keep him quiet." 4) More broadly, it can also be used to describe a messy or sloppy situation. Please note, the contextual usage will dictate the definition in a given scenario.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Schmeer is ranked #59171 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Schmeer surname appeared 342 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Schmeer.

    97.6% or 334 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of schmeer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of schmeer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. descant
    • B. fluster
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