Definition of Blear

1. Verb. Make dim or indistinct. "The fog blurs my vision"

Exact synonyms: Blur
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Causes: Blur, Dim, Slur
Derivative terms: Blur
Antonyms: Focus



2. Adjective. Tired to the point of exhaustion.
Exact synonyms: Blear-eyed, Bleary, Bleary-eyed
Similar to: Tired

Definition of Blear

1. a. Dim or sore with water or rheum; -- said of the eyes.

2. v. t. To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink.

Definition of Blear

1. Adjective. (context: of eyes or vision) dim, unclear from water or rheum. ¹

2. Verb. To make blurred or dim, especially the eyes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blear

1. to dim [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: dim

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blear

bleaching powders
bleachings
bleachlike
bleachorexia
bleacht
bleah
bleak
bleaker
bleakest
bleakish
bleakly
bleakness
bleaknesses
bleaks
bleaky
blear (current term)
blear-eyed
bleared
blearedness
blearer
blearest
bleareye
bleareyed
bleareyedness
bleargh
blearier
bleariest
blearily
bleariness
blearinesses

Literary usage of Blear

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1. English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892) by John Matthews Manly (1916)
"... and blear- eyed, Went on three feet, and sometime crept on four, With old lame bones, that rattled by his side, His scalp all piled ' and he with elde ..."

2. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"Caesar, at the pit's brink, stayed ; and admired, To look on Priam's daughters' fiery grave ! Fell, from the blear eyes of his totty head, Therein, ..."

3. Ecclesiastical Biography: Or, Lives of Eminent Men, Connected with the by Christopher Wordsworth (1853)
"... consider that yon are a man, and that lying and vanity may quickly blear your eye, which dooth sometime transforme it selfe into an angell of light. ..."

4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"... baban. a tassel, fringe, short pieces of thread ; Gael, babas;, tassel, cluster. Blunt. (Scand.) See Blend. Blur, a stain. (Scand.) See blear. Blush. ..."

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