blear

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1blear

transitive verb \ˈblir\

Definition of BLEAR

1
:  to make (the eyes) sore or watery
2
:  dim, blur

Examples of BLEAR

  1. <her image was bleared, as if I were staring at it through a watery lens>

Origin of BLEAR

Middle English bleren, probably from Old English *blerian; akin to Low German bleer-oged bleary-eyed
First Known Use: 14th century

2blear

adjective

Definition of BLEAR

1
:  dim with water or tears
2
:  obscure to the view or imagination

Examples of BLEAR

  1. <I can't describe him; all I saw was a blear figure for an instant.>

First Known Use of BLEAR

14th century

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