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Cognate to blear; the verb is from the noun.
- To make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim.
- to blur a photograph by moving the camera while taking it
- To smear, stain or smudge.
- to blur a manuscript by handling it while damp
- (intransitive) To become indistinct.
- To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
- (obsolete, transitive) To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
- (graphical user interface, transitive) To transfer the input focus away from.
- Then give this box focus to blur the first one: […]
- These form elements need to have an onFocus event handler to blur the current focus.
- Blurring one window and focusing on another window yields the same result of sending the window to the back of the pile.
- A manual way to blur a text object is to press the Tab key, which advances focus to the next field in order and removes it from the current field (blurring it).
- (move input focus from): unfocus
make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim
smear, stain or smudge
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blur (plural blurs)
- A smear, smudge or blot
- Something that appears hazy or indistinct
- 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 26, in The Dust of Conflict:
- Maccario, it was evident, did not care to take the risk of blundering upon a picket, and a man led them by twisting paths until at last the hacienda rose blackly before them. Appleby could see it dimly, a blur of shadowy buildings with the ridge of roof parapet alone cutting hard and sharp against the clearing sky.
- 2012 June 29, Kevin Mitchell, “Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau”, in The Guardian, archived from the original on 15 November 2016:
- The fightback when it came was in the [Roger] Federer fashion: unfussy, filled with classy strokes from the back with perfectly timed interventions at the net that confounded his opponent. The third set passed in a bit of a blur, the fourth, which led to the second tie-break, was the most dramatic of the match.
- (obsolete) A moral stain or blot.
A smear, smudge or blot
Something that appears hazy or indistinct