(noun, verb)


1. a hazy or indistinct representation

- it happened so fast it was just a blur

Similar word(s): fuzz

Definition categories: thought, representation


1. become glassy; lose clear vision

Definition categories: perception

2. to make less distinct or clear

- The haze blurs the hills

Definition categories: perception, alter, change, modify

3. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

Similar word(s): confuse, obnubilate, obscure

Definition categories: cognition, alter, change, modify

4. make a smudge on; soil by smudging

Similar word(s): smear, smudge, smutch

Definition categories: contact, rub

5. make dim or indistinct

- The fog blurs my vision

Similar word(s): blear

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

6. become vague or indistinct

- The distinction between the two theories blurred

Similar word(s): dim, slur

Definition categories: change, weaken

Sentences with blur as a verb:

- to blur a photograph by moving the camera while taking it

- to blur a manuscript by handling it while damp