Blur

Definition of Blur

Pronunciation: blûr
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Blurred (blûrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Blurring.]
But time hath nothing blurred those lines of favor
Which then he wore.
- Shak.
2.To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare.
- J. R. Drake.
3.To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
Sarcasms may eclipse thine own,
But can not blur my lost renown.
- Hudibras.
n.1.That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance.
As for those who cleanse blurs with blotted fingers, they make it worse.
- Fuller.
2.A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.
3.A moral stain or blot.
Lest she . . . will with her railing set a great blur on mine honesty and good name.
- Udall.

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