Definition of Blind
1. Noun. People who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group. "He spent hours reading to the blind"
2. Verb. Render unable to see.
3. Adjective. 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"
Similar to: Blinded, Blindfold, Blindfolded, Color-blind, Colour-blind, Dazzled, Deuteranopic, Green-blind, Dim-sighted, Near-blind, Purblind, Sand-blind, Visually Challenged, Visually Impaired, Eyeless, Sightless, Unseeing, Protanopic, Red-blind, Snow-blind, Snow-blinded, Stone-blind, Blue-blind, Tritanopic
Derivative terms: Blindness
4. Noun. A hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters). "He waited impatiently in the blind"
5. Verb. Make blind by putting the eyes out. "The criminals were punished and blinded"
6. Adjective. Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand. "Blind to the consequences of their actions"
7. Noun. A protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight. "They had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
Specialized synonyms: Curtain, Drape, Drapery, Mantle, Pall, Shutter, Window Blind, Blinder, Blinker, Winker
Generic synonyms: Protection, Protective Cover, Protective Covering
Derivative terms: Screen, Screen
8. Verb. Make dim by comparison or conceal.
9. Adjective. Not based on reason or evidence. "Unreasoning panic"
10. Noun. Something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity. "The holding company was just a blind"
Definition of Blind
1. a. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
2. v. t. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
3. n. 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.
4. n. See Blende.
Definition of Blind
1. Adjective. (not comparable of a person or animal) Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors. ¹
2. Adjective. (not comparable of an eye) Unable to being used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors. ¹
3. Adjective. (comparable) Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive. ¹
4. Adjective. (not comparable) Of a place, having little or no visibility; as, a blind corner. ¹
5. Adjective. (not comparable engineering) Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley. ¹
6. Adjective. (not comparable) Without opening; as, a blind wall. ¹
7. Adjective. smallest or slightest in phrases such as ¹
8. Adjective. (not comparable) without any prior knowledge. ¹
9. Adjective. (not comparable) unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc. ¹
10. 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. ¹
11. Noun. Any device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind. ¹
12. Noun. (baseball slang) An 1800s baseball term meaning ''no score''. ¹
13. Noun. (poker) A forced bet. ¹
14. Noun. (poker) A player who is or was forced to make a bet. ¹
15. Verb. (transitive) To make temporarily or permanently blind. ¹
16. Adverb. Without seeing; unseeingly. ¹
17. Adverb. (poker three card brag) Without looking at the cards dealt. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Blind
1. sightless [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sightless
Medical Definition of Blind
1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. "To blind the truth and me." "A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . . A much greater." (South)
2. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle. "Her beauty all the rest did blind." (P. Fletcher)
3. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive. "Such darkness blinds the sky." (Dryden) "The state of the controversy between us he endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound." (Stillingfleet)
4. 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.
Origin: Blinded; Blinding.
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight. "He that is strucken blind can not forget The precious treasure of his eyesight lost." (Shak)
2. 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. "But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more, That they may stumble on, and deeper fall." (Milton)
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate. "This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation nor to blind reprobation." (Jay)
4. 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. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced. "The blind mazes of this tangled wood." (Milton)
6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Blind
Literary usage of Blind
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1906)
"A NATIONAL LIBRARY FOR THE blind A PLAN outlining the establishment of a library for the blind has been formulated by Asa Don Dickinson, of the staff of the ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It will readily be understood how the blind person, to whom the roll of ... The blind correspondent, in his turn, can easily send by this same method ..."
3. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"History of the Ohio Institution for the blind, ntp 3 leaves. ... Measures taken to ascertain desirability of blind asylum. (Govs. mess. (Lucas) Dec. ..."
4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Labor, United States Office of Education (1908)
"(c) blind. 1547. Arkansas: Providing for the support and maintenance of, and necessary repairs for the Arkansas school for the blind. ..."