Blind meaning

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Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
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Lacking reason or purpose.

Blind fate; blind choice.

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Having certain information concealed or withheld intentionally.

A blind ad, a blind test.

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Disregarding evidence, sound logic, etc.

Blind love, blind faith.

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Reckless; unreasonable.
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Out of sight; hard to see; hidden.

A blind driveway.

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Dense; impenetrable.

A blind hedge.

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Closed at one end.

A blind duct.

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Not controlled by intelligence.

Blind destiny.

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Illegible; indistinct.

A blind letter.

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Not bearing flowers or fruit.
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Guided only by flight instruments, as in a storm.

A blind landing.

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Having no opening.

A blind wall.

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Designating stamping or tooling done without ink or foil.
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To make sightless.
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To make temporarily unable to see; dazzle.
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To deprive of the power of insight or judgment.
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To make dim; obscure.
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To outshine or eclipse.
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To hide or conceal.
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Anything that obscures or prevents sight.
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A place of concealment, as for a hunter; ambush.
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Blindly; specif., so as to be blind, insensible, etc.
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Recklessly.
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Guided only by flight instruments.

To fly blind.

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Sight unseen.

To buy a thing blind.

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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).
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Unable to see; sightless.
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Relating to or for sightless persons.
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Closed at one end, as a tube or sac.
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Performed or administered without the benefit of background information that might prejudice the outcome or result.
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(not comparable, of a person or animal) Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
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(not comparable, of an eye) Unable to be used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
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(comparable) Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.

The lovers were blind to each other's faults.

Authors are blind to their own defects.

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(not comparable) Of a place, having little or no visibility.

A blind path; a blind ditch; a blind corner.

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(not comparable) Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley.
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(not comparable) Having no openings for light or passage.

A blind wall, open only at one end; a blind alley; a blind gut.

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Smallest or slightest in phrases such as.

I shouted, but he didn't take a blind bit of notice.

We pulled and pulled, but it didn't make a blind bit of difference.

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(not comparable) Without any prior knowledge.

He took a blind guess at which fork in the road would take him to the airport.

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(not comparable) Unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc.

Blind deference.

Blind punishment.

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A blind passage in a book; blind writing.

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(horticulture) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit.

Blind buds; blind flowers.

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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.
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A destination sign mounted on a public transport vehicle displaying the route destination, number, name and/or via points, etc.
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Any device intended to conceal or hide.

A duck blind.

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Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
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(military) A blindage.
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A halting place.

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(baseball, slang, 1800s) No score.
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(poker) A forced bet.
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(poker) A player who is or was forced to make a bet.
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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?

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To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal.
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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.
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Without seeing; unseeingly.
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(poker, three card brag) Without looking at the cards dealt.
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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.

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Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand.

Blind to a lover's faults.

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Not based on reason or evidence; unquestioning.

Put blind faith in their leaders.

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Drunk.
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Closed at one end.

A blind socket; a blind passage.

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Having no opening.

A blind wall.

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Failing to produce flowers or fruits.

A blind bud.

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Blind people considered as a group. Used with the:

A radio station for reading to the blind.

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Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
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A shelter for concealing hunters, photographers, or observers of wildlife.
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A forced bet in poker that is placed before the cards are dealt.
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Without forethought or provision; unawares.

Entered into the scheme blind.

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Without significant information, especially that might affect an outcome or result.
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Into a stupor.

Drank themselves blind.

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Used as an intensive.

Thieves in the bazaar robbed us blind.

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To deprive of sight.

Was blinded in an industrial accident.

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To dazzle.

Skiers temporarily blinded by sunlight on snow.

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To deprive of perception or insight.

Prejudice that blinded them to the proposal's merits.

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To withhold light from.

Thick shrubs blinded our downstairs windows.

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Without the power of sight; unable to see; sightless.
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Of or for sightless persons.
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Not able or willing to notice, understand, or judge.
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Done without adequate directions or knowledge.

A blind search.

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the blind
  • People who are blind.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the blind

Origin of blind

  • Middle English from Old English bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English blind, from Proto-Germanic *blindaz. Akin to German blind, Old High German blint.
    From Wiktionary