adjective \ˈblīnd\

: 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

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
a :  unable or unwilling to discern or judge <blind to a lover's faults>
b :  unquestioning <blind loyalty>
a :  having no regard to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction <blind choice>
b :  lacking a directing or controlling consciousness <blind chance>
c :  drunk 1a
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>
:  defective: as
a :  lacking a growing point or producing leaves instead of flowers
b :  lacking a complete or legible address <blind mail>
a :  difficult to discern, make out, or discover
b :  hidden from sight :  covered <blind seam>
:  having but one opening or outlet <blind sockets>
:  having no opening for light or passage :  blank <blind wall>
blind·ly \ˈblīn(d)-lē\ adverb
blind·ness \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



: 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

transitive verb
a :  to make blind
b :  dazzle
a :  to withhold light from
b :  hide, conceal
blind·ing·ly \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.

First Known Use of BLIND

before 12th century

Related to 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

:  something to hinder sight or keep out light: as
a :  a window shutter
b :  a roller window shade
c :  venetian blind
d :  blinder
:  a place of concealment; especially :  a concealing enclosure from which one may shoot game or observe wildlife
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




: 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

:  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>
—used as an intensive <was robbed blind>

Examples of BLIND

  1. They had to fly blind through heavy smoke.

First Known Use of BLIND

circa 1775

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector


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