Meaning of blur

blur

Pronunciation: (blûr), [key]
— v., n. blurred, blur•ring,
—v.t.
  1. to obscure or sully (something) by smearing or with a smeary substance: The windows were blurred with soot.
  2. to obscure by making confused in form or outline; make indistinct: The fog blurred the outline of the car.
  3. to dim the perception or susceptibility of; make dull or insensible: The blow on the head blurred his senses.
—v.i.
  1. to become indistinct: Everything blurred as she ran.
  2. to make blurs.
—n.
  1. a smudge or smear that obscures: a blur of smoke.
  2. a blurred condition; indistinctness: They could see nothing in the foggy blur.
  3. something seen indistinctly: The ship appeared as a blur against the horizon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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