- partially or totally unable to hear
- (as collective noun; preceded by the): the deaf
See also tone-deaf
- refusing to heed: deaf to the cries of the hungry
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
deaf /dɛf/USA pronunciation adj., -er, -est, n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
deaf (def ),USA pronunciation adj., -er, -est, n.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
deaf /dɛf/ adj
'deaf' also found in these entries:
American Sign Language - Ashley - Clerc - Gallaudet - Keller - Pidgin Sign English - RNID - TDD - bother - cochlear implant - dactylology - deaf aid - deaf-and-dumb - deaf-blind - deaf-mute - deafen - deave - dowf - duff - ear - half-deaf - half-deafened - half-deafening - hard of hearing - hearing aid - hearing dog - home sign - induction loop system - lip-reading - lipreading - manual alphabet - manualism - mute - oralism - oralist - quasi-deaf - quasi-deafening - remonstrance - sign language - signer - signing - sordino - stone-deaf - surd - tone-deaf - total communication - word deafness - épée
Collocations: [captions, subtitles] for the deaf, the deaf can [watch, follow] (the news) with captions, the deaf and [hard of hearing, hearing impaired], more...
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