Definitions for blind
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blind.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: blind, Saxon.
The blind man that governs his steps by feeling, in defect of eyes, receives advertisement of remote things through a staff. Kenelm Digby, on the Soul.
Those other two equall’d with me in fate,
So were I equall’d with them in renown!
Blind Thamyris, and blind Mæonides;
And Tiresias, and Phineus, prophets old. Par. Lost, b. iii.
All authors to their own defects are blind;
Hadst thou, but Janus like, a face behind,
To see the people, what splay mouths they make;
To mark their fingers, pointed at thy back. John Dryden, Pers.
Blind of the future, and by rage misled,
He pulls his crimes upon his people’s head. John Dryden, Fab.
To grievous and scandalous inconveniencies they make themselves subject, with whom any blind or secret corner is judged a fit house of common prayer. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 25.
There be also blind fires under stone, which flame not out; but oil being poured upon them, they flame out. Francis Bacon.
Shall I inform my unacquainted feet
In the blind mazes of this tangl’d wood? John Milton.
How have we wander’d a long dismal night,
Led through blind paths by each deluding light. Wentworth Dillon.
Part creeping underground, their journey blind,
And climbing from below, their fellows meet. Dryden.
So mariners mistake the promis’d gust,
And, with full sails, on the blind rocks are lost. Dryden.
A postern door, yet unobserv’d and free,
Join’d by the length of a blind gallery,
To the king’s closet bed. John Dryden, Æneid.
Hardly any thing in our conversation is pure and genuine; civility casts a blind over the duty, under some customary words. Roger L'Estrange.
These discourses set an opposition between his commands and decrees; making the one a blind for the execution of the other. Decay of Piety.
Etymology: from the noun.
You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames
Into her scornful eyes! William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it. 1 Sam. xii. 3.
A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead, is undoubtedly a much greater. South.
So whirl the seas, such darkness blinds the sky,
That the black night receives a deeper dye. John Dryden, Fab.
The state of the controversy between us he endeavoured, with all his art, to blind and confound. Edward Stillingfleet.
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.)
without eyes: applied also to an ocellate spot without a pupil.
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
For me just to walk by and have a blind eye to it.
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
They were reached out to one way or another on social media, love Is Blind.
There's a lot of things I need to work on. Forgiveness things, jealousy things, insecurities that I didn't even realize I had until I chose to spend my life with you. Realized there were blind spots in my life that I didn't realize I had.
It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.
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Translations for blind
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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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