Associations to the word «Deaf»


DEAF, adjective. Unable to hear, or only partially able to hear.
DEAF, adjective. Unwilling to listen or be persuaded; determinedly inattentive; regardless.
DEAF, adjective. Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
DEAF, adjective. (obsolete) (UK) (dialect) Decayed; tasteless; dead.
DEAF, noun. Deaf people considered as a group.
DEAF, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To deafen.
DEAF, adjective. Of or relating to the culture surrounding deaf users of sign languages.
DEAF AID, noun. (UK) (offensive) A hearing aid.
DEAF AID, noun. (UK) (offensive) A person wearing a hearing aid.
DEAF AND DUMB, adjective. Being deaf and not knowing how to speak. Usually physically able to speak.
DEAF AND DUMB, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) bum (behind, bottom).
DEAF AS A DOORPOST, adjective. (simile) stone deaf (unable to hear at all)
DEAF AS A POST, adjective. (simile) stone deaf (unable to hear at all)

Dictionary definition

DEAF, noun. People who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language".
DEAF, verb. Make or render deaf; "a deafening noise".
DEAF, adjective. Lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.
DEAF, adjective. (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings".

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