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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blur v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blurred p. pr. & vb. n. Blurring.]
 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.
 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.
 Syn: -- To spot; blot; disfigure; stain; sully.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it
          was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the
          whisky fuzz" [syn: fuzz]
      v 1: become glassy; lose clear vision; "Her eyes glazed over from
           lack of sleep" [syn: film over, glaze over]
      2: to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills"
         [ant: focus]
      3: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused
         the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
         [syn: confuse, obscure, obnubilate]
      4: make a smudge on; soil by smudging [syn: smear, smudge,
      5: make dim or indistinct; "The drug blurs my vision" [syn: blear]
         [ant: focus]
      6: become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two
         theories blurred" [syn: dim, slur] [ant: focus]
      [also: blurring, blurred]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred
             outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes" [syn: bleary,
              blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy]
      2: unclear in form or expression; "the blurred aims of the
         group"; "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes
         the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells [syn: clouded]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See blur