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My life has been such a blur since I was 18, 19 years old. I haven't even had time to contemplate my own life. By forcing yourself to write your life story you learn a great deal about yourself.
Grant Achatz

Meaning of "blur" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BLUR

Perhaps variant of blear.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BLUR

blur  [blɜː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Blur is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb blur in English.

WHAT DOES BLUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Blur

Blur may refer to: In vision and optics: ▪ Defocus aberration, blurring of an image due to incorrect focus ▪ Motion blur, blurring of an image due to movement of the subject or imaging system ▪ Bokeh, the appearance of out-of-focus areas in a photograph...

Definition of blur in the English dictionary

The first definition of blur in the dictionary is to make or become vague or less distinct. Other definition of blur is to smear or smudge. Blur is also to make less clear; dim.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BLUR

PRESENT

Present
I blur
you blur
he/she/it blurs
we blur
you blur
they blur
Present continuous
I am blurring
you are blurring
he/she/it is blurring
we are blurring
you are blurring
they are blurring
Present perfect
I have blurred
you have blurred
he/she/it has blurred
we have blurred
you have blurred
they have blurred
Present perfect continuous
I have been blurring
you have been blurring
he/she/it has been blurring
we have been blurring
you have been blurring
they have been blurring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I blurred
you blurred
he/she/it blurred
we blurred
you blurred
they blurred
Past continuous
I was blurring
you were blurring
he/she/it was blurring
we were blurring
you were blurring
they were blurring
Past perfect
I had blurred
you had blurred
he/she/it had blurred
we had blurred
you had blurred
they had blurred
Past perfect continuous
I had been blurring
you had been blurring
he/she/it had been blurring
we had been blurring
you had been blurring
they had been blurring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will blur
you will blur
he/she/it will blur
we will blur
you will blur
they will blur
Future continuous
I will be blurring
you will be blurring
he/she/it will be blurring
we will be blurring
you will be blurring
they will be blurring
Future perfect
I will have blurred
you will have blurred
he/she/it will have blurred
we will have blurred
you will have blurred
they will have blurred
Future perfect continuous
I will have been blurring
you will have been blurring
he/she/it will have been blurring
we will have been blurring
you will have been blurring
they will have been blurring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would blur
you would blur
he/she/it would blur
we would blur
you would blur
they would blur
Conditional continuous
I would be blurring
you would be blurring
he/she/it would be blurring
we would be blurring
you would be blurring
they would be blurring
Conditional perfect
I would have blur
you would have blur
he/she/it would have blur
we would have blur
you would have blur
they would have blur
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been blurring
you would have been blurring
he/she/it would have been blurring
we would have been blurring
you would have been blurring
they would have been blurring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you blur
we let´s blur
you blur
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to blur
Past participle
blurred
Present Participle
blurring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BLUR


camoufleur
ˌkæmuːˈflɜː
ciseleur
ˈsiːzəˌlɜː
flir
flɜː
flurr
flɜː
millefleur
ˈmiːlˌflɜː
millefleurs
ˈmiːlˌflɜː
persifleur
ˌpɜːsɪˈflɜː
siffleur
sɪfˈlɜː
slur
slɜː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLUR

blunt
blunt instrument
blunthead
bluntish
bluntly
bluntness
blurb
blurbist
blurred
blurred vision
blurredly
blurredness
blurrily
blurriness
blurring
blurringly
blurry
blurt
blurter

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLUR

amateur
amour
Arthur
auteur
Coeur
colour
four
fur
glamour
honour
hour
humour
lur
our
pour
retour
sense of humour
Sur
tour
your

Synonyms and antonyms of blur in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BLUR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «blur» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of blur

Translation of «blur» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLUR

Find out the translation of blur to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of blur from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «blur» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

模糊不清
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aspecto borroso
570 millions of speakers

English

blur
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कलंक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طمس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

размытие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

borrão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দাগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

masse indistincte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kabur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verschwommener Fleck
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不鮮明
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흐릿하게 보이는 것
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Blur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தெளிவின்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्पष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bulanıklık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

forma indistinta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozmycie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розмиття
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

blur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θαμπάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vervaag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fläck
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of blur

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLUR»

The term «blur» is very widely used and occupies the 15.765 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BLUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «blur» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «blur» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about blur

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10 QUOTES WITH «BLUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word blur.
1
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly.
2
Grant Achatz
My life has been such a blur since I was 18, 19 years old. I haven't even had time to contemplate my own life. By forcing yourself to write your life story you learn a great deal about yourself.
3
Bryan Adams
I'd been round the world a hundred times and had started to forget where I'd been. I knew I'd been there: it said it on the tour map. I could remember the name of the city but I couldn't remember what it was like - it was a massive blur.
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Neal Asher
When you reach the editing stage, it is often the case that you can get too involved with the story to detect errors. You can see words in your head that aren't actually there on the page, sentences blur together and errors escape you, and you follow plot threads and see only the images in your skull.
5
Manolo Blahnik
Really, the '70s and '80s were a blur.
6
Ken Calvert
We should not blur the lines between legal and illegal immigrants. Millions of people around the world have gone through the process to come here legally and they followed the rules that required them to pay a fee, learn English, and learn about American history and government.
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Emile M. Cioran
The Universal view melts things into a blur.
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Harlan Coben
I like to see the difference between good and evil as kind of like the foul line at a baseball game. It's very thin, it's made of something very flimsy like lime, and if you cross it, it really starts to blur where fair becomes foul and foul becomes fair.
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Jo Ann Davis
Equipped with cell phones, beepers, and handheld computers, the 'conspicuously industrious' blur the line between home and office by working anytime, anywhere.
10
Frans de Waal
Our brains have been designed to blur the line between self and other. It is an ancient neural circuitry that marks every mammal, from mouse to elephant.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLUR»

Discover the use of blur in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to blur and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload
Like the authors' classic book The Elements of Journalism, Blur is a unique and readable discourse on how information culture is changing.
Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel, 2010
2
Blur: the making of nothing
Even the shadowy title typography conveys the transitory essence of Diller + Scofidio's thought-provoking work. This unique book will be the permanent manifestation of the building, which will bedismantled,after the Expo closes.
Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, 2002
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Bit of a Blur
In Bit of a Blur he chronicles his journey from a slug-infested flat in Camberwell to a world of screaming fans and private jets - and his eventual search to find meaning and happiness (and, perhaps most importantly, the perfect cheese), in ...
Alex James, 2010
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Blur: the speed of change in the connected economy
Get ready for a whole new world - a world of Blur in which traditional boundaries between product and service, capital and people, buyer and seller, and real and virtual no longer exist.
Stan Davis, Stanley M. Davis, Christopher Meyer, 1998
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Blur
The poems of this year's anthology reflect the spirit of Friendly Street's members. There's sorrow there, frustration, hardship, and fear, reflecting the often unstable world we live in.
Amelia Walker, Shen, 2005
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Blur: A Graphic Reality Check for Teens Dealing with Self-Image
Story Behind the Book A team of youth pastors approached Multnomah with the need for a visual pivotal-issues series for teens—something that would enter into their world and confront the stuff they actually think, talk, and wonder about ...
Marcus Brotherton, Mary Margaret Brotherton, 2010
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Blur: 3862 Days: The Official History
This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, fist fights with each other, struggles with the bottle, foundering romances and a love-hate relationship with America.
Stuart MacOnie, 1999
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Blur: A New Paradigm for Understanding Youth Culture
In opposition to many of the popular sociological studies that characterize youth as fixed cultural groups, Dr. Jeff Keuss argues that we need, instead, to reflect on youth culture through a qualitative approach that recognizes the ...
Jeffrey Keuss, 2014
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A Fuzzy-Fast Blur: Poems about Pets
"A collection of original, pet-themed poetry for children accompanied by striking photos. The book demonstrates a variety of common poetic forms and defines poetic devices"--Provided by publisher.
Laura Purdie Salas, 2008
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Digital Blur: Creative Practice at the Boundaries of ...
Bringing together some of the world's leading practitioners and thinkers from the fields of art, architecture, and design, this work reveals their working processes that break down traditional creative disciplinary boundaries.
Paul Rogers, Michael Smyth, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term blur is used in the context of the following news items.
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Blur's Damon Albarn Carried Offstage After Refusing to Stop Five …
When you're having a good time, the last thing you want to do is stop. and Damon Albarn seems to live by that philosophy. The Blur frontman ... «Yahoo Music, Jul 15»
2
Blur announce Courtney Barnett as US tour support
Blur and Courtney Barnett play the following dates. Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl (October 20) New York, Madison Square Garden (23) «NME.com, Jul 15»
3
Tickets & Vinyl Giveaway: Blur at The Hollywood Bowl & New Album …
Blur has returned in full force with a new album and classic lineup, and Crave is celebrating with a badass prize pack featuring vinyl on 180g ... «Crave Online, Jul 15»
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Interview: Blur on healing rifts, teenage fans and 'The Magic Whip'
Ahead of their show at HKCEC, Blur speak to Time Out about recording The Magic Whip in Hong Kong, the city itself and finally growing up. «Time Out Hong Kong, Jul 15»
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Hong Kong-based artist creates Blur album's companion comic book
A comic book created to go with Britpop veterans Blur's latest album is novel in more ways than one. "The ink smells different compared to the ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
6
Blur release their own 'Travel To Hong Kong With Blur' comic book
The comic, illustrated by Hong Kong artist Kongkee, is titled Travel To Hong Kong With Blur and follows the band's members as they "undertake ... «NME.com, Jul 15»
7
Blur star Damon Albarn plays surprise gig at Manchester …
Blur star Damon Albarn played a surprise gig under the moonlit sky on Albert Square - fresh from the world premiere of his new musical ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
8
Blur Play London #REVIEW
It's undeniably a Blur song but the crowd – a mix of old timers and young 'uns who weren't even born when Damon first feuded with Liam – are ... «Noise11, Jul 15»
9
Blur better than ever as they tour new album The Magic Whip
Blur, when you look at them, are anything but a gang. They're four men from the south of England ranging in age from their mid-40s to early 50s ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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For sale: Blur's very big house in the country – in pictures
Surely There's No Other Way but to pack up and move to a house, a very big house in the country: 20 years after Blur's Britpop battle with Oasis ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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