Definition of Blind

1. Noun. People who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group. "He spent hours reading to the blind"

Generic synonyms: People
Member holonyms: Blind Person

2. Verb. Render unable to see.
Specialized synonyms: Bedazzle, Daze, Dazzle, Seel, Snow-blind
Derivative terms: Blinder

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"

4. Noun. A hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters). "He waited impatiently in the blind"
Generic synonyms: Concealment, Cover, Covert, Screen

5. Verb. Make blind by putting the eyes out. "The criminals were punished and blinded"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Abacinate

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"
Exact synonyms: Screen
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.
Exact synonyms: Dim
Generic synonyms: Darken

9. Adjective. Not based on reason or evidence. "Unreasoning panic"
Exact synonyms: Unreasoning
Similar to: Irrational

10. Noun. Something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity. "The holding company was just a blind"
Exact synonyms: Subterfuge
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Misrepresentation

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

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Definition of Blind

1. sightless [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sightless

Medical Definition of Blind

1. 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. 8. Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers. Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac. Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate motion. Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people, especially. at night. Blind cat, a level or drainage gallery which has a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted siphon. Blind nettle, the point in the retina of the eye where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to light. Blind tooling, in bookbinding and leather work, the indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; called also blank tooling, and blind blocking. Blind wall, a wall without an opening; a blank wall. Origin: AS.; akin to D, G, OS, Sw, & Dan. Blind, Icel. Blindr, Goth. Blinds; of uncertain origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blind

blimey O'Riley
blimp out
blind (current term)
blind alley
blind alleys
blind as a bat
blind bend
blind boil
blind carbon copy
blind corner
blind curve
blind date
blind dates
blind drunk
blind ecash
blind eel
blind enema

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. ..."

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