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
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 other's 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blīnd, adj. without sight: dark: ignorant or undiscerning: without an opening.—n. something to mislead: a window-screen: a shade.—v.t. to make blind; to darken, obscure, or deceive; to dazzle.—pa.p. blīnd′ed; pr.p. blīnd′ing.—ns. Blind′age (mil.) a temporary wooden screen faced with earth as a protection against splinters of shell and the like; Blind′-coal, non-bituminous coal.—adj. Blind′ed, deprived of sight: without intellectual discernment.—n. Blind′er, one who or that which blinds; (pl.) a horse's blinkers.—adj. Blind′fold, having the eyes bandaged, so as not to see: thoughtless: reckless.—v.t. to cover the eyes: to mislead.—adj. Blind′ing, tending to make blind.—pr.p. making blind.—adv. Blind′ly.—ns. Blind′ness, want of sight, ignorance, folly; Blind′-side, the side on which a person is blind to danger: weak point; Blind′worm, a small reptile, like a snake, having eyes so small as to be supposed blind.—Blind-man's buff, a game in which one of the party is blindfolded and tries to catch the others. [A.S. blind; Ice. blindr.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A name on the west coast of Scotland for the pogge, or miller's thumb (Cottus cataphractus).
Everything that covers besiegers from the enemy. (See ORILLON.)
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3891
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2306
Rank popularity for the word 'blind' in Adjectives Frequency: #485
The numerical value of blind in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of blind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of blind in a Sentence
Did blind chance know that there was light and what was its refraction, and fit the eyes of all creatures after the most curious manner to make use of it? These and other suchlike considerations, always have, and always will prevail with mankind, to believe that there is a Being who made all things, who has all things in his power, and who is therefore to be feared.
I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.
It's almost as though it's their obligation to send Flint a get-well card, the Republican Congress turns a blind eye and fails to act. We are better than this.
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
He who knows nothing is as blind as him who cannot see.
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- أعمى, عمياءArabic
- сляп, щори, жалузи, ослепявам, заслепявамBulgarian
- orb, cec, persiana, cegarCatalan, Valencian
- blaind, dallWelsh
- gardin, rullegardin, blind, blændeDanish
- Blind, blendenGerman
- ciego, celosía, persiana, ciega, cegarSpanish
- pime, pimestamaEstonian
- پرده کرکره, کور, نابیناPersian
- sokea, pienintäkään, käsittämätön, umpinainen, sokko, verho, rullaverho, linjakilpi, puhdas, vähintäkään, umpi, sälekaihdin, markiisi, sokkopanos, sokkona, sokeuttaa, sokeasti, sokaistaFinnish
- store, blind, mal-voyant, mal-voyante, aveugle, aveuglerFrench
- blynWestern Frisian
- sgàile, dallScottish Gaelic
- invidente, cego, persiana, cegarGalician
- עיוור, תריסHebrew
- vak, vakítHungarian
- կույր, կուրացնելArmenian
- blinda, blindigarIdo
- orbo, tenda, cieco, accecare, ciecamenteItalian
- 盲, 見えない, 無条件, 盲目, 失明Japanese
- 눈이 멀다Korean
- caecus, caecōLatin
- blannLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- akls, neredzīgs, apžilbinātLatvian
- buta, tunanetraMalay
- blind, verblinden, blendenDutch
- blindNorwegian Nynorsk
- blende, blindeNorwegian
- òrb, cecOccitan
- zasłona, ślepy, niewidomyPolish
- cego, persiana, cegarPortuguese
- orb, tschorv, orvRomansh
- шторы, маркиза, ставни, слепой, жалюзи, незрячий, слепить, ослеплять, вслепую, ослепитьRussian
- tzegu, tzecu, ceguSardinian
- slep, slijep, слеп, слијепSerbo-Croatian
- slep, oslepiti, zaslepitiSlovene
- persienn, mörk, synskadad, rullgardin, gardin, jalousi, markis, blind, förblinda, bländaSwedish
- gözsüz, görmez, kör, âmâ, görme engelliTurkish
- mù, đui mùVietnamese
- bleinik, rulakörten, bleinükönVolapük
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