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blindfold

verb blind·fold \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōld \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of blindfold

blindfolded; blindfolding; blindfolds
1 : to cover the eyes of with or as if with a bandage
2 : to hinder from seeing; especially : to keep from comprehension

blindfold

adjective

Examples of blindfold in a Sentence

  1. The kidnappers tied him up and blindfolded him.

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Origin and Etymology of blindfold

alteration of Middle English blindfellen, blindfelden to strike blind, blindfold, from blind + fellen to fell


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blindfold

noun

Definition of blindfold

1 : a bandage for covering the eyes
2 : something that obscures mental or physical vision

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First Known Use of blindfold

1715

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BLINDFOLD Defined for English Language Learners

blindfold

Definition of blindfold for English Language Learners

  • : to cover the eyes of (a person) with a piece of cloth


blindfold

Definition of blindfold for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of cloth that covers the eyes


BLINDFOLD Defined for Kids

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blindfold

verb blind·fold \ ˈblīnd-ˌfōld \

Definition of blindfold for Students

blindfolded; blindfolding
: to cover the eyes of with a piece of cloth

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blindfold

noun

Definition of blindfold for Students

: a covering over the eyes


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