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Definitions of blind

  1. render unable to see
  2. something that keeps things out or hinders sight; " they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
  3. a hiding place sometimes used by hunters ( especially duck hunters); " he waited impatiently in the blind"
  4. 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. people who have severe visual impairments; " he spent hours reading to the blind"
  6. unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; " blind to a lover's faults"; " blind to the consequences of their actions"
  7. not based on reason or evidence; " blind hatred"; " blind faith"; " unreasoning panic"
  8. unable to see
  9. make dim by comparison or conceal
  10. make blind by putting the eyes out; " The criminals were punished and blinded"
  11. Blindness.
  12. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
  13. 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.
  14. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
  15. 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.
  16. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
  17. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
  18. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
  19. Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers.
  20. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
  21. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
  22. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
  26. A blindage. See Blindage.
  27. A halting place.
  28. Alt. of Blinde
  29. Without the sense of sight; sightless; unable to understand, judge, or realize; heedless; as, blind haste; hidden; closed at one end; as, a blind alley.
  30. Anything which serves to obstruct vision, or hinders the passage of light; a window- shade; a hinged shutter for windows; a blinker on a horse's bridle; something to mislead the eye or the understanding; an ambush; a subterfuge.
  31. To deprive of sight; to make blind, mentally or morally; to hide.
  32. Blindly.
  33. Without sight: dark: ignorant or undiscerning: without an opening.
  34. Something to mislead: a window- screen: a shade.
  35. To make blind: to darken, obscure, or deceive: to dazzle.
  36. Destitute of sight; obscure; ignorant.
  37. Something that darkens or deceives; a shade.
  38. To make blind; darken; deceive.
  39. To make blind; screen; hide; eclipse.
  40. Destitute of sight; ignorant; inconsiderate; acting at random; illegible; unintelligible; hidden; obscure.
  41. Something that obscures or shades; a shutter; a subterfuge; ruse.
  42. Destitute of the sense of sight destitute of vision of any kind, such as understanding or judgment; unseen; dark; obscure; heedless: inconsiderate; admitting no light; having no outlet.
  43. A window- screen; a blinker; something to mislead; reckless.
  44. To deprive of sight; to darken; to deceive.
  45. Deprived of sight; wanting discernment; heedless; inconsiderate; morally depraved.
  46. Something that darkens or obscures; a cover or screen.

Usage examples for blind

  1. The coming down to Ecclesborough may have been all a blind. – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  2. Your eyes blind me; how wonderful they are! – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  3. But he's well pleased, there can be no doubt of that, as yet, and Miss Graeme is no' ill- pleased, and love wouldna blind her. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  4. Didn't You know what it would be, Giving blind people fire? – Precipitations by Evelyn Scott
  5. I moved to the window and drew down the blind. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  6. Well, I am a blind man with a stick, and I find the world pretty full of men just as blind as I am, but without any stick. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  7. At the sound of his friend's voice, the blind man felt safe. – Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
  8. I'm a fool- a blind, mad fool; but you've got me as no other woman ever did. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  9. The maid was not blind to her hope. – The Way of the Gods by John Luther Long
  10. Go on about Gwen and the blind story. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. Any one must indeed be blind to think I am not better than he." – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  12. And he was a blind fool for five long years. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Once I saw Jimmie with Rap Molberg at the Blind Pig. – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  14. As a matter of fact I am Merton and I saw the blind go down myself. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  15. But I am not blind. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  16. Then we must be blind, indeed. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  17. Why take it away at all- unless it was taken away as a blind? – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  18. I turned the blind, and looked out after them. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  19. " You simply shut your eyes and go it blind. – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  20. And the beautiful blind girl, where is she? – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
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