- The definition of a blindfold is a piece of cloth used to cover the eyes so that a person cannot see.
A piece of cloth that is put over the eyes of a kidnapping victim so he cannot see where he is being taken is an example of ablindfold.
- Blindfold is defined as to cover someone's eyes with cloth so the person cannot see.
If you kidnap someone and cover his eyes so he cannot see where you are going, this is an example of when youblindfold him.
A woman wearing a blindfold.
- to cover the eyes of with a cloth or bandage
- to hinder the sight or understanding of
Origin of blindfoldaltered (infl. by fold) ; from Middle English blindfeld, struck blind, past participle of blindfellen ; from Old English (ge)blindfellian: see blind + fell
- a cloth used to cover the eyes
- anything that hinders the sight or understanding
- with the eyes covered
- reckless; heedless
- recklessly; heedlessly
transitive verbblind·fold·ed, blind·fold·ing, blind·folds
- To cover the eyes of with or as if with a bandage.
- To prevent from seeing and especially from comprehending.
- A bandage to cover the eyes.
- Something that serves to obscure clear perception.
Origin of blindfoldFrom Middle English blindfolde, past participle of blindfellen, to strike blind, cover the eyes, from Old English geblindfellian : blind, blind; see blind + fellian, to strike down.
(third-person singular simple present blindfolds, present participle blindfolding, simple past and past participle blindfolded)