Definitions for blindblaɪnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
blindblaɪnd(adj.; v.; n.; adv.)blind•er, blind•est
(adj.)unable to see; lacking the sense of sight.
unwilling or unable to understand:
blind to their faults.
not characterized or determined by reason or control:
absolute and unquestioning:
lacking all consciousness or awareness:
a blind stupor.
hard to see or understand:
hidden from immediate view:
a blind corner.
of concealed or undisclosed identity; sponsored anonymously:
a blind ad signed only with a box number.
having no outlets; closed at one end:
a blind passage.
(of an archway, arcade, etc.) having no windows, passageways, or the like.
done by instruments alone:
made without some prior knowledge:
a blind purchase.
of or pertaining to an experimental design that prevents investigators or subjects from knowing the hypotheses or conditions being tested.
Category: Laboratory Biology
of, pertaining to, or for blind persons.
(v.t.)to make sightless permanently or temporarily, as by injuring, dazzling, or bandaging the eyes.
to make obscure or dark:
The room was blinded by heavy curtains.
to deprive of discernment, reason, or judgment.
to outshine; eclipse:
a radiance that doth blind the sun.
(n.)something that obstructs vision.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a window covering with horizontal or vertical slats.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Furniture
Ref: venetian blind.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Furniture
Ref: window shade.
a lightly built structure of brush or other growths, esp. one in which hunters conceal themselves.
an activity, organization, or the like for concealing a true action or purpose; subterfuge.
(adv.)to the point of losing consciousness:
to drink oneself blind.
without the ability to see clearly; blindly:
to drive blind through a storm.
without guidance, proper information, etc.:
to work blind.
to an extreme degree; completely.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for blind:
fly blind, to pilot an airplane during conditions of poor visibility with only instruments for guidance.
Origin of blind:
bef. 1000; ME, OE
people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
"he spent hours reading to the blind"
a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
"he waited impatiently in the blind"
a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
"they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
"he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
unable to see
"a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan
unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
"blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"
not based on reason or evidence
"blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"
render unable to see
make blind by putting the eyes out
"The criminals were punished and blinded"
make dim by comparison or conceal
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
blind since birth
He went blind as a result of the accident.
unwilling to recognize the truth
the government has been blind to the region's poverty
blind hatred/faith/panic; Love is blind.; My blindness is not a curse.
to cause sb to become unable to see
an explosion which blinded him
to prevent sb from recognizing truth
people who are blinded by ambition
a covering that pulls down over a window
Close the blinds.
A covering for a window to keep out light. The covering may be made of cloth or of narrow slats that can block light or allow it to pass.
Any device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind.
An 1800s baseball term meaning no score.
A forced bet.
A player who is or was forced to make a bet.
To make temporarily or permanently blind.
Without seeing; unseeingly.
Without looking at the cards dealt.
Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
Unable to being used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.
The lovers were blind to each otheru2019s faults.
Of a place, having little or no visibility; as, a blind corner.
Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley.
Without opening; as, a blind wall.
smallest or slightest in phrases such as
without any prior knowledge.
He took a blind guess at which fork in the road would take him to the airport.
unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc.
destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight
not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects
undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate
having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path; a blind ditch
involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced
having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut
unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing
abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers
to make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment
to deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle
to darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive
to cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled
something to hinder sight or keep out light; a screen; a cover; esp. a hinged screen or shutter for a window; a blinder for a horse
something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge
a blindage. See Blindage
a halting place
alt. of Blinde
"Blind" is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn for their self-titled debut album. It was released as the album's first single in August 1994.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3891
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Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2306
Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Adjectives Frequency: #485
Translations for blind
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not able to see
a blind man.
- cegoPortuguese (BR)
- עִוֵר @@@עִיווֵר$$$Hebrew
- akls; neredzīgsLatvian
- ړوند ، نه لیدونکیPashto
- kör, görmez, âmâTurkish
- 瞎的Chinese (Trad.)
- نابینا ، اندھاUrdu
- 瞎的Chinese (Simp.)
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