Deaf in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is deaf a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word deaf is a Scrabble US word. The word deaf is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

D2E1A1F4

Is deaf a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word deaf is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

D2E1A1F4

Is deaf a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word deaf is a Words With Friends word. The word deaf is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

D2E1A1F4

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Valid words made from Deaf

You can make 17 words from 'deaf' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'deaf'

DEAF 8FADE 8

3 letters words from 'deaf'

DAE 4DEF 7
FAD 7FAE 6
FED 7 

2 letters words from 'deaf'

AD 3AE 2
DA 3DE 3
EA 2ED 3
EF 5FA 5
FE 5 

All 4 letters words made out of deaf

deaf edaf daef adef eadf aedf defa edfa dfea fdea efda feda dafe adfe dfae fdae afde fade eafd aefd efad fead afed faed

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word deaf. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in deaf.

Definitions and meaning of deaf

deaf

Etymology

From Middle English deef, from Old English dēaf, from Proto-West Germanic *daub, from Proto-Germanic *daubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (to whisk, smoke, darken, obscure). Cognate with Ancient Greek τυφλός (tuphlós, blind). See also dumb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛf/
  • (dated, regional US and England) IPA(key): /diːf/
  • Rhymes: -ɛf
  • Homophones: death (with th-fronting), Deaf, def

Adjective

deaf (comparative deafer, superlative deafest)

  1. Unable to hear, or only partially able to hear.
    • 1665, John Dryden, The Indian Emperour
      Deaf with the noise, I took my hasty flight.
  2. Unwilling to listen or be persuaded; determinedly inattentive; regardless.
  3. Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
  4. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) Decayed; tasteless; dead.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
    • If the season be unkindly and intemperate, they [peppers] will catch a blast; and then the seeds will be deafe, void, light, and naught.

Synonyms

  • hard of hearing
  • hearing-impaired

Derived terms

  • Deaf
  • Deaf Smith County
  • fall on deaf ears
  • stone deaf
  • turn a deaf ear
  • deaf aid
  • deaf and dumb
  • deaf-mute
  • deafen
  • deafness

Translations

See also

  • inaudible (unable to be heard)
  • anosmic
  • blind

Noun

deaf (plural deafs)

  1. (nonstandard, rare) A deaf person.

Usage notes

Used primarily within the deaf community.

Translations

Verb

deaf (third-person singular simple present deafs, present participle deafing, simple past and past participle deafed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To deafen.

See also

  • Deafness on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Deaf culture on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • EDFA, FDEA, fade

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *daub.

Germanic cognates include Old Frisian dāf, Old Saxon dōf (Low German dow), Old High German toub (German taub), Old Norse daufr (Swedish döv). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek τυφλός (tyflós, blind).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæ͜ɑːf/

Adjective

dēaf

  1. deaf

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: deef, def
    • English: deaf
    • Scots: deef, deif, deaf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • lacking the sense of hearing.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)