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Dictionary Definition

blind adj
1 unable to see [syn: unsighted] [ant: sighted]
2 unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; "blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"
3 not based on reason or evidence; "blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic" [syn: unreasoning]

Noun

1 people who have severe visual impairments; "he spent hours reading to the blind"
2 a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters); "he waited impatiently in the blind"
3 something that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet" [syn: screen]
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" [syn: subterfuge]

Verb

1 render unable to see
2 make blind by putting the eyes out; "The criminals were punished and blinded"
3 make dim by comparison or conceal [syn: dim]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 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.
  2. Any device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind.
  3. baseball slang An 1800s baseball term meaning no score.
  4. A forced bet.
  5. A player who is or was forced to make a bet.

Translations

covering for a window

See also

Adjective

  1. Of a person or animal, unable to see.
  2. Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.
    The lovers were blind to each other’s faults.
  3. Of a place, having little or no visibility; as, a blind corner.
  4. Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley.
  5. Without opening; as, a blind wall.
unable to see

See also

Verb

  1. To make temporarily or permanently blind.
    The light was so bright that for a moment he was blinded.
    Don't wave that pencil in my face - do you want to blind me?

Translations

make temporarily or permanently blind

Related terms

Adverb

  1. Without seeing; unseeingly.
  2. In three card brag, without looking at the cards dealt.

German

Etymology

Old High German blint

Adjective

  1. blind

Derived terms

See also

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

blind
  1. blind; unable or failing to see

Extensive Definition

Blind can refer to:

Music

References

blind in German: Blind (Begriffsklärung)
blind in French: Blind
blind in Dutch: Blind
blind in Swedish: Blind

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