|1.||a. partially or totally unable to hear|
|b. See also tone-deaf (as collective noun; preceded by the): the deaf|
|2.||refusing to heed: deaf to the cries of the hungry|
|[Old English dēaf; related to Old Norse daufr]|
Partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing.
Deaf Of or relating to the Deaf or their culture.
Deaf people considered as a group.
Deaf The community of deaf people who use American Sign language as a primary means of communication.