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adjective \ˈblīnd\

Simple Definition of blind

  • : unable to see

  • : unable to notice or judge something

  • : accepting the actions or decisions of someone or something without any questions or criticism

Full Definition of blind

  1. 1 a (1) :  sightless (2) :  having less than 110 of normal vision in the more efficient eye when refractive defects are fully corrected by lenses b :  of or relating to sightless persons

  2. 2 a :  unable or unwilling to discern or judge <blind to a lover's faults> b :  unquestioning <blind loyalty>

  3. 3 a :  having no regard to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction <blind choice> b :  lacking a directing or controlling consciousness <blind chance> c :  drunk 1a

  4. 4 a :  made or done without sight of certain objects or knowledge of certain facts that could serve for guidance or cause bias <a blind taste test> — compare double-blind, single-blind b :  having no knowledge of information that may cause bias during the course of an experiment or test <physicians blind to whether the test drug is administered>

  5. 5 :  defective: as a :  lacking a growing point or producing leaves instead of flowers b :  lacking a complete or legible address <blind mail>

  6. 6 a :  difficult to discern, make out, or discover b :  hidden from sight :  covered <blind seam>

  7. 7 :  having but one opening or outlet <blind sockets>

  8. 8 :  having no opening for light or passage :  blank <blind wall>

blind·ly play \ˈblīn(d)-lē\ adverb
blind·ness play \ˈblīn(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of blind

  1. <our old blind cat kept walking into walls and furniture>

  2. <you'd have to be really blind to think that was a good idea>

Origin of blind

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German blint blind, Old English blandan to mix — more at blend

First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with blind




Simple Definition of blind

  • : to cause (someone) to be unable to see : to make (someone) blind

  • : to cause (someone) to be unable to see for a short time

  • : to cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or to act reasonably

Full Definition of blind

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make blind b :  dazzle

  3. 2 a :  to withhold light from b :  hide, conceal

blind·ing·ly play \ˈblīn-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of blind

  1. She was blinded as a child in a terrible fire.

  2. I was blinded by the sun as I came around the corner.

  3. He was blinded by love.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of blind

before 12th century




Simple Definition of blind

  • : something that is used to cover a window from the inside of a room; especially : a roll of cloth or plastic that is hung at the top of a window and pulled down over the window

  • : a place where hunters hide from animals while they are hunting

  • : something that is used to trick people or to prevent people from noticing a particular thing

Full Definition of blind

  1. 1 :  something to hinder sight or keep out light: as a :  a window shutter b :  a roller window shade c :  venetian blind d :  blinder

  2. 2 :  a place of concealment; especially :  a concealing enclosure from which one may shoot game or observe wildlife

  3. 3 a :  something put forward for the purpose of misleading :  subterfuge b :  a person who acts as a decoy or distraction

Examples of blind

  1. Some say the investigation is a blind to keep the public's attention off the governor.


First Known Use of blind





Simple Definition of blind

  • : without seeing outside of an airplane : using only a plane's instruments

  • : to the degree that you are unable to think clearly or to act reasonably

Full Definition of blind

  1. 1 :  blindly: as a :  to the point of insensibility <blind drunk> b :  without seeing outside an airplane <fly blind> c :  without knowledge of certain facts that could serve for guidance or cause bias <tasted the wine blind>

  2. 2 —used as an intensive <was robbed blind>

Examples of blind

  1. They had to fly blind through heavy smoke.

Circa 1775

First Known Use of blind

circa 1775

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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