blear

verb
\ˈblir \
bleared; blearing; blears

Definition of blear 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make (the eyes) sore or watery

2 : dim, blur

blear

adjective

Definition of blear (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : dim with water or tears

2 : obscure to the view or imagination

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Examples of blear in a Sentence

Verb

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

Adjective

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

First Known Use of blear

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blear

Verb

Middle English bleren, probably from Old English *blerian; akin to Low German bleer-oged bleary-eyed

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The first known use of blear was in the 14th century

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\ˈbli(ə)r \

Medical Definition of blear 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: to make (the eyes) sore or watery

blear

adjective

Medical Definition of blear (Entry 2 of 2)

: dim with water or tears

Other Words from blear

blear-eyed \-ˈīd \ adjective

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