What is the meaning of deaf?

noun

  • People who have severe hearing impairments.
    • usage: "many of the deaf use sign language"

verb

  • Make or render deaf.
    • usage: "a deafening noise"

adjective

  • Lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.
  • Usually followed by `to'. ( unwilling or refusing to pay heed)
    • usage: "deaf to her warnings"
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APAWordNet. (2010). deaf. Retrieved May 28, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/deaf/definitions/1172007
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "deaf" http://smartdefine.org/deaf/definitions/1172007 (accessed May 28, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, deaf, Smart Define, viewed 28 May, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/deaf/definitions/1172007>.
MLAWordNet. "deaf" 23 October 2010. Web. 28 May 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/deaf/definitions/1172007>
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