Bleared
Blear Blear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blearing}.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire to blink, Sw. plira to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E. blink. See {Blink}, and cf. {Blur}.] To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink. [1913 Webster]

That tickling rheums Should ever tease the lungs and blear the sight. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{To blear the eye of}, to deceive; to impose upon. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bleared — Bleared, a. Dimmed, as by a watery humor; affected with rheum. {Blear ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Dardanian wives, With bleared visages, come forth to view The issue of the exploit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bleared — index nebulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bleared — ˈbli(ə)rd, iəd adjective Etymology: Middle English blered, from past participle of bleren 1. of the eyes : dimmed especially by a watery secretion or a covering film 2. : blurred : indistinct as though seen through bleared eyes a dull bleared old …   Useful english dictionary

  • bleared — blɪə v. make the eyes dim, make the eyes sore or watery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Blearedness — Bleared Bleared, a. Dimmed, as by a watery humor; affected with rheum. {Blear ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Dardanian wives, With bleared visages, come forth to view The issue of the exploit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • λημᾶν — λήμη a humour that gathers in the corner of the eye fem gen pl (doric aeolic) λημάω to be bleared pres part act masc voc sg (doric aeolic) λημάω to be bleared pres part act neut nom/voc/acc sg (doric aeolic) λημάω to be bleared pres part act masc …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • λημῶ — λημάω to be bleared pres imperat mp 2nd sg λημάω to be bleared pres subj act 1st sg (attic epic ionic) λημάω to be bleared pres ind act 1st sg (attic epic ionic) λημάω to be bleared pres subj act 1st sg (attic epic doric ionic) λημάω to be… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • λημᾷ — λημάω to be bleared pres subj mp 2nd sg λημάω to be bleared pres ind mp 2nd sg (epic) λημάω to be bleared pres subj act 3rd sg λημάω to be bleared pres ind act 3rd sg (epic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • λημῶν — λήμη a humour that gathers in the corner of the eye fem gen pl λημάω to be bleared pres part act masc voc sg λημάω to be bleared pres part act neut nom/voc/acc sg λημάω to be bleared pres part act masc nom sg (attic epic ionic) λημάω to be… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • λημῶσι — λημάω to be bleared pres part act masc/neut dat pl (attic epic doric ionic) λημάω to be bleared pres subj act 3rd pl (attic epic ionic) λημάω to be bleared pres ind act 3rd pl (attic epic doric ionic) λημάω to be bleared pres subj act 3rd pl… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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