Definitions for blindblaɪnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blindblaɪnd(adj.; v.; n.; adv.)blind•er, blind•est

  1. (adj.)unable to see; lacking the sense of sight.

    Category: Ophthalmology

  2. unwilling or unable to understand:

    blind to their faults.

  3. not characterized or determined by reason or control:

    blind chance.

  4. absolute and unquestioning:

    blind faith.

  5. lacking all consciousness or awareness:

    a blind stupor.

  6. drunk.

  7. hard to see or understand:

    blind reasoning.

  8. hidden from immediate view:

    a blind corner.

  9. of concealed or undisclosed identity; sponsored anonymously:

    a blind ad signed only with a box number.

  10. having no outlets; closed at one end:

    a blind passage.

  11. (of an archway, arcade, etc.) having no windows, passageways, or the like.

    Category: Architecture

  12. done by instruments alone:

    blind flying.

    Category: Aeronautics

  13. made without some prior knowledge:

    a blind purchase.

  14. of or pertaining to an experimental design that prevents investigators or subjects from knowing the hypotheses or conditions being tested.

    Category: Laboratory Biology

  15. of, pertaining to, or for blind persons.

  16. (v.t.)to make sightless permanently or temporarily, as by injuring, dazzling, or bandaging the eyes.

  17. to make obscure or dark:

    The room was blinded by heavy curtains.

  18. to deprive of discernment, reason, or judgment.

  19. to outshine; eclipse:

    a radiance that doth blind the sun.

  20. (n.)something that obstructs vision.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  21. a window covering with horizontal or vertical slats.

    Category: Furniture

  22. Category: Common Vocabulary, Furniture

    Ref: venetian blind.

  23. Category: Common Vocabulary, Furniture

    Ref: window shade.

  24. a lightly built structure of brush or other growths, esp. one in which hunters conceal themselves.

    Category: Sport

  25. an activity, organization, or the like for concealing a true action or purpose; subterfuge.

  26. (adv.)to the point of losing consciousness:

    to drink oneself blind.

  27. without the ability to see clearly; blindly:

    to drive blind through a storm.

  28. without guidance, proper information, etc.:

    to work blind.

  29. to an extreme degree; completely.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for blind:

  1. fly blind, to pilot an airplane during conditions of poor visibility with only instruments for guidance.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of blind:

bef. 1000; ME, OE


Princeton's WordNet

  1. blind(noun)

    people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group

    "he spent hours reading to the blind"

  2. blind(noun)

    a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)

    "he waited impatiently in the blind"

  3. blind, screen(noun)

    a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

    "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

  4. subterfuge, blind(adj)

    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"

  5. blind, unsighted(adj)

    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

  6. blind(adj)

    unable or unwilling to perceive or understand

    "blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"

  7. blind, unreasoning(verb)

    not based on reason or evidence

    "blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"

  8. blind(verb)

    render unable to see

  9. blind(verb)

    make blind by putting the eyes out

    "The criminals were punished and blinded"

  10. blind, dim(verb)

    make dim by comparison or conceal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blind(adjective)ɪnd

    ≠ sighted

    blind since birth

  2. blindɪnd

    become blind

    He went blind as a result of the accident.

  3. blindɪnd

    unwilling to recognize the truth

    the government has been blind to the region's poverty

  4. blindɪnd

    without reason

    blind hatred/faith/panic; Love is blind.; My blindness is not a curse.

  5. blind(verb)ɪnd

    to cause sb to become unable to see

    an explosion which blinded him

  6. blindɪnd

    to prevent sb from recognizing truth

    people who are blinded by ambition

  7. blind(noun)ɪnd

    a covering that pulls down over a window

    Close the blinds.


  1. blind(Noun)

    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.

  2. blind(Noun)

    Any device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind.

  3. blind(Noun)

    An 1800s baseball term meaning no score.

  4. blind(Noun)

    A forced bet.

  5. blind(Noun)

    A player who is or was forced to make a bet.

  6. blind(Verb)

    To make temporarily or permanently blind.

  7. blind(Adverb)

    Without seeing; unseeingly.

  8. blind(Adverb)

    Without looking at the cards dealt.

  9. blind(Adjective)

    Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.

  10. blind(Adjective)

    Unable to being used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.

  11. blind(Adjective)

    Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.

    The lovers were blind to each otheru2019s faults.

  12. blind(Adjective)

    Of a place, having little or no visibility; as, a blind corner.

  13. blind(Adjective)

    Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley.

  14. blind(Adjective)

    Without opening; as, a blind wall.

  15. blind(Adjective)

    smallest or slightest in phrases such as

  16. blind(Adjective)

    without any prior knowledge.

    He took a blind guess at which fork in the road would take him to the airport.

  17. blind(Adjective)

    unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blind(adj)

    destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight

  2. Blind(adj)

    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

  3. Blind(adj)

    undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate

  4. Blind(adj)

    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

  5. Blind(adj)

    involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced

  6. Blind(adj)

    having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut

  7. Blind(adj)

    unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing

  8. Blind(adj)

    abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers

  9. Blind(verb)

    to make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment

  10. Blind(verb)

    to deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle

  11. Blind(verb)

    to darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive

  12. Blind(verb)

    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

  13. Blind(noun)

    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

  14. Blind(noun)

    something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge

  15. Blind(noun)

    a blindage. See Blindage

  16. Blind(noun)

    a halting place

  17. Blind(noun)

    alt. of Blinde


  1. Blind

    "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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3891

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2306

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Adjectives Frequency: #485

Translations for blind

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not able to see

a blind man.

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