blindfold

verb
blind·​fold | \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōld How to pronounce blindfold (audio) \
blindfolded; blindfolding; blindfolds

Definition of blindfold

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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

blindfold

noun

Definition of blindfold (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from blindfold

Verb

blindfold adjective

Examples of blindfold in a Sentence

Verb The kidnappers tied him up and blindfolded him.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The baby shower host had trivia games (guessing lines from popular children's books) and activities for the soon-to-be parents (diapering a doll blindfolded). Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Staying Apart, Together: How to learn to love celebrations in quarantine," 19 May 2020 There, Rajabian spent almost three months in solitary confinement, blindfolded. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "For a dissident musician in Iran, Covid-19 quarantine is just another day," 8 May 2020 Then, in each house, the birthday kid or party guest is blindfolded while family members guide them to their pantry. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Has coronavirus in Milwaukee canceled your child's birthday party? Here's how you can still celebrate.," 20 Mar. 2020 Explore your yard blindfolded Using a blindfold is a fun way to get to know your yard through other senses, Presley said, an activity best done with a partner. oregonlive, "10 ways to stay connected to nature at home," 9 Apr. 2020 The Taliban blindfolded him and whisked him away on a motorcycle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Afghan voters torn between fear, frustration, sense of duty," 27 Sep. 2019 He was blindfolded and driven back to Dehkadeh, back to the town square. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 19 Mar. 2020 Balaraba Mohammed, who was 19 when she was blindfolded and kidnapped by Boko Haram, was sent out as a suicide bomber. Remy Tumin, New York Times, "Coronavirus, Iraq, Pi Day: Your Friday Evening Briefing," 13 Mar. 2020 One of those excursions involved climbing a 19-degree incline over nearly 500 feet; the other was a 94-foot blindfolded quickie that took a scant 1 minute, 17 seconds, to complete. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "'Volcano Live!' Daredevil Nik Wallenda defies gravity, lava with wirewalk over volcano," 5 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Make a friend put on a blindfold and give them something to draw (a tree, house, your friend, etc) and see the hilarious results. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "30 Fun Challenges to Do With Friends On Your Next Zoom Call," 16 Oct. 2020 For those on the inside, Abovitz’s vision had become a sort of blindfold to common business sense. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "eBay’s pathetic, power-hungry pranksters," 28 Sep. 2020 For those on the inside, Abovitz’s vision had become a sort of blindfold to common business sense. Fortune, "Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one," 26 Sep. 2020 As this writer noted earlier this year, in a blindfold test, most investors would probably balk at Tesla's numbers. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Tesla has a business model problem: It can never justify its current stock price by simply making cars," 29 Aug. 2020 Marvin, 12, peels back the blindfold covering his eyes. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "How ‘pop up camp’ brings fun and opportunity to South Dallas kids during the pandemic," 3 Aug. 2020 Seven hundred of my followers and friends tuned in to watch me cover my eyes with a blindfold and go virtual date a stranger. Serena Kerrigan, refinery29.com, "I Love Being Single, So Why Am I Desperate For A Coronavirus Boyfriend?," 3 Apr. 2020 Explore your yard blindfolded Using a blindfold is a fun way to get to know your yard through other senses, Presley said, an activity best done with a partner. oregonlive, "10 ways to stay connected to nature at home," 9 Apr. 2020 Wright’s hands were bound with the white belt from her bathrobe, and black neckties were used as a gag and blindfold. Washington Post, "Georgia’s high court rules DNA evidence warrants new trial," 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of blindfold

Verb

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blindfold

Verb

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

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The first known use of blindfold was in 1526

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“Blindfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blindfold. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for blindfold

blindfold

verb
How to pronounce blindfold (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blindfold

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

blindfold

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blindfold (Entry 2 of 2)

: a piece of cloth that covers the eyes

blindfold

verb
blind·​fold | \ ˈblīnd-ˌfōld How to pronounce blindfold (audio) \
blindfolded; blindfolding

Kids Definition of blindfold

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cover the eyes of with a piece of cloth

blindfold

noun

Kids Definition of blindfold (Entry 2 of 2)

: a covering over the eyes

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