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Definition of the noun blur

What does blur mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blurs

  1. a hazy or indistinct representation

Alternative definition of the noun blur

noun

  1. A smear, smudge or blot
  2. Something that appears hazy or indistinct

Definition of the verb blur

What does blur mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blurred, blurring

  1. become glassy; lose clear vision
  2. to make less distinct or clear
    • example: The haze blurs the hills
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • antonym: focus
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  3. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
  4. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of blur: smear / smudge / smutch
    • more generic word: rub = move over something with pressure
    • more specific words:
      • resmudge = smudge again
      • dust = rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
  5. make dim or indistinct
    • example: The fog blurs my vision
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of blur: blear
    • antonym of blur: focus
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • cause: dim / slur
  6. become vague or indistinct
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of blur: dim / slur
    • antonym of blur: focus
    • more generic word: weaken = become weaker
    • more specific words: obliterate / efface = remove completely from recognition or memory

Alternative definition of the verb blur

verb

  1. To make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim.
  2. To smear, stain or smudge.
  3. [intransitive] To become indistinct.

People

  1. Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988 as Seymour. The group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Blur's debut album Leisure incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles, the Who and the Jam, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife and The Great Escape. As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rival band Oasis in 1995 dubbed "The Battle of Britpop".
    • also known as Albarn James Coxon Rowntree, Seymour
    • members:
    • genres: Indie rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Electronica, Rock music, Indie pop, Pop music, Madchester, Shoegazing
    • albums: "There's No Other Way", "Leisure", "Bang", "Popscene", "Modern Life Is Rubbish", "Sunday Sunday", "Girls & Boys", "Parklife", "To the End", "The Special Collectors Edition", "End of a Century", "Country House", "The Great Escape", "The Universal", "Stereotypes", "Charmless Man", "It Could Be You", "Death of a Party", "Beetlebum", "Blur", "Song 2", "On Your Own", "M.O.R.", "Live EP", "I Love Her", "Bustin' + Dronin'", "Close", "Tender", "13", "Coffee + TV", "10 Year Anniversary Box Set", "Greatest Hits: The Singles", "No Distance Left to Run", "Sing (To Me)", "Music Is My Radar", "Blur: The Best Of", "B-Sides Gig EP", "Won't Do It / Come Together", "Out of Time", "Think Tank", "Crazy Beat", "Colours", "Good Song", "1999-11-27: Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Brazil" (disc 1), "Hit Collection 2000", "Live at the Budokan", "Chemical World", "She's So High", "For Tomorrow"
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song - "Girls & Boys"
        • nominated to Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Parklife"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Parklife"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Girls & Boys"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Parklife"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Group
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Band
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Music Video - "Parklife"
        • nominated to NME Award for Live Act of the Year
        • nominated to NME Award Single of the Year - "Girls & Boys"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best LP - "Parklife"
        • nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group
        • Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Parklife"
        • Brit Award for British Single - "Parklife"
        • Brit Award for British Video - "Parklife"
        • Brit Award for British Group
        • NME Award for Best Music Video - "Parklife"
        • NME Award for Best Band
        • NME Award for Live Act of the Year
        • NME Award Single of the Year - "Girls & Boys"
        • NME Award for Best LP - "Parklife"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Group
        • nominated to Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "The Great Escape"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Country House"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Country House"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "The Universal"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Group - "Song 2"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video - "Song 2"
        • nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video - "Song 2"
        • nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Alternative
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Song 2"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Song 2"
        • nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video - "Coffee & TV"
        • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video - "Coffee & TV"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video - "Coffee & TV"
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Group
        • nominated to Brit Award for British Single - "Tender"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Single - "Tender"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Band
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Music Video - "Coffee & TV"
        • NME Award for Best Single - "Tender"
        • NME Award for Best Band
        • NME Award for Best Music Video - "Coffee & TV"
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Single - "Music Is My Radar"
        • nominated to Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Think Tank"
        • nominated to UK Festival Award for Headline Performance Of The Year - "Blur at Glastonbury Festival 2009"
        • UK Festival Award for Headline Performance Of The Year - "Blur at Glastonbury Festival 2009"
        • Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Live Band
        • nominated to NME Award for Best Reissue - "Blur 21"
        • NME Award for Best Reissue - "Blur 21"
    • official website: www.blur.co.uk
  2. Blur a.k.a. Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the frontman of the Britpop band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist and principal songwriter and instrumentalist of the virtual band Gorillaz.
  3. Blur a.k.a. Graham Coxon: Graham Leslie Coxon is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter. He came to prominence as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of the rock band Blur, and is also a critically acclaimed solo artist, having recorded eight solo albums. His artistic and musical contribution is featured on all seven of Blur's studio albums, from 1991's Leisure to 2003's Think Tank. Although credited as a songwriter on most Blur tracks, his most significant lyrical contributions appeared on the hit singles "Tender" and "Coffee & TV"; a number of tracks in the band's catalogue were also penned mainly by Coxon.
  4. Blur a.k.a. Phil Daniels: Philip William "Phil" Daniels is an English actor, most noted for film and television roles as Londoners such as Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum, Stewart in The Class of Miss MacMichael, Danny in Breaking Glass, Mark in Meantime, Billy the Kid in Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire, Kevin Wicks in EastEnders, DCS Frank Patterson in New Tricks and Grandad Trotter in the Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips. He is also known for featuring on Blur's 1994 hit single "Parklife".
  5. Blur a.k.a. Alex James: Steven Alexander "Alex" James is an English musician and songwriter, as well as a journalist and cheesemaker. Best known as the bassist of the band Blur, he has also played with temporary bands Fat Les, Me Me Me, WigWam and Bad Lieutenant.

Business

BLUR is a record label.

Characters

  1. The Blur is a fictional character and a superhero from an alternate Marvel Comics universe. The Blur first appeared in Supreme Power #1 and was created by J. Michael Straczynski. The character is also a member of the team Squadron Supreme.
  2. Blur is a fictional paranormal in the Marvel Comics imprint New Universe. He first appears in D.P.7 #1.

Writings

"Blur" is a book by Christopher Meyer & Stanley M. Davis.

Films

  1. "Blur" is a 2013 Short / Drama / Family / Romance film written by Lenna Karacostas, Lindsey Naves and directed by Lenna Karacostas.
  2. "Blur" is a film, directed by Chi Chi LaRue.
  3. "Blur" is a film, directed by Nick Briscoe.

Game

"Blur" is an arcade racing video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision in North America and Europe. It features a racing style that incorporates real world cars and locales with arcade style handling and vehicular combat.

  • also known as Blur Racerz, ブラーレーサーズ
  • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
  • developer: Bizarre Creations
  • genres: Racing video game, Vehicular combat game, Sports game
  • publisher: Activision Blizzard
  • released on (4 years ago)
  • award:
    • VGX Award for Best Driving Game
    • VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Female (as Herself) nomination for Danica Patrick

Music

  1. "Blur": Blur is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Blur, released on 10 February 1997 by Food Records. Blur had previously been broadly critical of American popular culture and their previous albums had become associated with the Britpop movement, particularly Parklife, which had helped them become one of Britain's leading pop acts. After their previous album, The Great Escape, the band faced media backlash and relationships between the members became strained.
  2. "Blur" is the third album from CCM artist Rachael Lampa. This is a remix project, released in 2002 by Word Records.
  3. "Blur" a.k.a. "[Blur]" is a composition.
  4. "Blur" is a musical EP of Dream Koala.
    • released in
  5. "Blur" is a musical album of Somebody's Weird.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  6. "Blur" is a composition.
  7. "Blur" a.k.a. "It's All a Blur" is a composition.

Miscellanea

Blur: A dim, vague appearance.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blur

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Google previewWhat People Want (2005)

Populism in Architecture And Design by Michael Shamiyeh

Blur is an architecture of atmosphere. Its lightweight...

Google previewImplications: Strange Attraction and Phantom Action Between Literary Folds (2008)

suggests that this ever-elusive background field of un-collapsed possibilities is the whole reality informing this classical scale—“it is as if we are bringing the ' observed' into focus, as you bring a picture into resolution, but the blur is a more ...

Google previewDigital Video Editing with Final Cut Express (2003)

The Real World Guide to Set Up and Workflow by Charles Roberts

Motion blur is a phenomenon that occurs when an object moves faster than the perceptual frame rate of the viewing camera or eye can gather still images. Video and film are simply a series of still images that update so rapidly that the viewer ...

Google previewMetaphors of Conciousness (2012)

by Ronald S. Valle, Rolf von Eckartsberg

However, the blur is an orderly one, and the set of mathematical expressions that define the blur (such as the Fourier transform) are often called spread functions.

Google previewAdobe Lightroom and Photoshop for Photographers Classroom in a Book (2014)

by Jan Kabili

Tilt-shift blur is a fun effect that can make large objects in a scene look like miniatures. 1 In Lightroom's Library module, with the Lesson 7 folder selected in the Folders panel, select nyc.psd. 2 Press Ctrl-E/Command-E and choose Edit a Copy ...

Google previewViennawalks (1985)

by J. Sydney Jones

The name (Blur means blood) of the street may come from a massacre of Templars that occurred in 1312.The Knights Templars was one of the triumvirate of military religious orders that were formed during the Crusades. Others were the ...

Google previewHow to Cheat in After Effects (2013)

by Chad Perkins

Motion blur is an important part of the visual experience of watching movies. This started a while back with film cameras. Due to the shutter of the camera, when subjects (or the camera) moved quickly, the shutter wasn't open long enough to ...

Google previewThe Visual Effects Arsenal (2009)

VFX Solutions for the Independent Filmmaker by Bill Byrne

Motion Blur is an effect that you can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Abe-Las, pages 1-1024 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

where g is the acquired image, h is a spatially varying blur operator, / is the original image and n is a noise process. Common degradations include aberrations from ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

BLUR', v. & n. Probably from the Dutch, blare, a pustule ; or blain, or spot: to blur is to blot ; partially to deface ; to sully ; to stain ; to smear ; to disfigure. Such an act , That blurs the grace and blush of modesty, Calls virtue hypocrite. Shakspeare.

Google previewThe Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business (2013)

The Most Up-To-Date and Accessible Guide to Business Ever by Capstone

Stan Davis and Christopher Meyer's Blur is a new breed in business books. Nowhere is this more evident than in the book's title. Blurwould not even have been considered as a possible title just a few years ago, when blind faith and certainty ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

Unless the CLC is coincident with the retina, as is only possible in mixed astigmatism or hypermetropic astigmatism when accommodation is used, the retinal blur patches in an uncorrected astigmat will be oriented. In myopic astigmatism the ...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

blur noun blurs A blur is something that is not clear, because you cannot see it clearly or you cannot remember it clearly:...

Google previewJavaScript Developer's Dictionary (2002)

by Alexander J. Vincent

blur() JavaScript 1.0+, JScript 3.0+ Nav2+, IE4+ Syntax self .blur() The blur( ) method of window objects forces the browser window to lose focus.

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

BLUR', v. & n. Probably from the Dutch, blare, a pustule ; or blain, or spot : to blur is to blot ; partially to deface ; to sully ; to stain ; to smear ; to disfigure. Such an act , That blurt the grace and blush of modesty, Calls virtue hypocrite. Shakspeare.

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Usage statistics about blur

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb blur:

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Comparison of usage frequency between the verb blur and its most common antonym:

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Quotes about Blur

My teen years were a blur. I was following my dreams, and falling into unbelievable roles. I forgot for a minute that it was a gift, not a right, and had to take some time to re-humble myself. (Ralph Macchio)
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Scrabble value of B3L1U1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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