- The definition of blind is someone or something not able or not willing to see or understand.
An example of blind is a person who loses their sight after an accident.
A blind woman sitting on a fence.
blind definition by Webster's New World
- without the power of sight; unable to see; sightless
- of or for sightless persons
- not able or willing to notice, understand, or judge
- done without adequate directions or knowledge: a blind search
- having certain information concealed or withheld intentionally: a blind ad, a blind test
- disregarding evidence, sound logic, etc.: blind love, blind faith
- reckless; unreasonable
- out of sight; hard to see; hidden: a blind driveway
- dense; impenetrable: a blind hedge
- closed at one end: a blind duct
- not controlled by intelligence: blind destiny
- Slang drunk
- illegible; indistinct: a blind letter
- not bearing flowers or fruit: said of an imperfectly developed plant
- guided only by flight instruments, as in a storm: a blind landing
- Archit. having no opening: a blind wall
- Bookbinding designating stamping or tooling done without ink or foil
Origin: Middle English and amp; OE: see blend
- to make sightless
- to make temporarily unable to see; dazzle
- to deprive of the power of insight or judgment
- to make dim; obscure
- to outshine or eclipse
- to hide or conceal
- anything that obscures or prevents sight
- anything that keeps out light, as a window shade or shutter
- Venetian blind
- ☆ a place of concealment, as for a hunter; ambush
- a person or thing used to deceive or mislead; decoy
- a person who, while appearing to act out of self-interest, really acts on behalf of another
- blindly; specif., so as to be blind, insensible, etc.
- guided only by flight instruments: to fly blind
- sight unseen: to buy a thing blind
blind definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective blind·er, blind·est
- a. Sightless.b. Having a maximal visual acuity of the better eye, after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).c. Of, relating to, or for sightless persons.
- a. Performed or made without the benefit of background information that might prejudice the outcome or result: blind taste tests used in marketing studies.b. Performed without preparation, experience, or knowledge: made a blind stab at answering the question.c. Performed by instruments and without the use of sight: blind navigation.
- Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand: blind to a lover's faults.
- Not based on reason or evidence; unquestioning: put blind faith in their leaders.
- Slang Drunk.
- Lacking reason or purpose: blind fate; blind choice.
- a. Difficult to comprehend or see; illegible.b. Incompletely or illegibly addressed: blind mail.c. Hidden from sight: a blind seam.d. Screened from the view of oncoming motorists: a blind driveway.e. Secret or otherwise undisclosed: a blind item in a military budget.
- Closed at one end: a blind socket; a blind passage.
- Having no opening: a blind wall.
- Botany Failing to produce flowers or fruits: a blind bud.
- (used with a pl. verb) Blind people considered as a group. Used with the: a radio station for reading to the blind.
- Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
- A shelter for concealing hunters or nature photographers.
- Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
- a. Without seeing; blindly.b. Without the aid of visual reference: flew blind through the fog.
- Without forethought or provision; unawares: entered into the scheme blind.
- Without significant information, especially that might affect an outcome or result: “When you read blind, you see everything but the author” (Margaret Atwood).
- Informal Into a stupor: drank themselves blind.
- Used as an intensive: Thieves in the bazaar robbed us blind.
- To deprive of sight: was blinded in an industrial accident.
- To dazzle: skiers temporarily blinded by sunlight on snow.
- To deprive of perception or insight: prejudice that blinded them to the merits of the proposal.
- To withhold light from: Thick shrubs blinded our downstairs windows.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- blindˈing·ly adverb
- blindˈly adverb
- blindˈness noun
blind - Medical Definition
- Unable to see; without useful sight.
- Having a maximal visual acuity of the better eye, after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).
- Of, relating to, or for sightless persons.
- Closed at one end, as a tube or sac.
- blindness noun
blind - Phrases/Idioms