verb (used with object)
- bleaching powder,
- bleak house,
Origin of blear
Examples from the Web for bleared
But providence hath another lustre with God than with my bleared eyes.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
His eyes were bleared, his thin hair all tossed, and he was shaking.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
But under his smiling mask, bleared eyes, and wrinkled front was visible the soul of trickery, which was of the cunningest kind.How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley
My eyes were bleared and sore striving to catch a glimpse of tent or man, and to avoid the dangers in our path.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
His ears hung, his mouth dropped, and his bleared little eyes were watery and sad.Animal Ghosts|Elliott O'Donnell
Word Origin for blear
c.1300, blere "watery, rheumy," perhaps related to blur. Cf. Middle High German blerre "having blurred vision."
"to dim (of vision); to have watery or rheumy eyes," early 14c., of uncertain origin, possibly from an Old English *blerian, from the same source as blear (adj.). Related: Bleared; blearing.