blindfold

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verb

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

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 adjective

blindfold

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noun

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

Examples of blindfold in a Sentence

Verb The kidnappers tied him up and blindfolded him.
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Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

First Known Use

Verb

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blindfold was in 1526

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Cite this Entry

“Blindfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blindfold. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

blindfold

1 of 2 verb
blind·​fold ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōld How to pronounce blindfold (audio)
: to cover the eyes of with or as if with a strip of cloth
blindfold adjective

blindfold

2 of 2 noun
: a strip of cloth for covering the eyes

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