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blind

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adjective \ˈblīnd\

Definition of blind

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

  2. 2a :  unable or unwilling to discern or judge blind to a lover's faultsb :  unquestioning blind loyalty

  3. 3a :  having no regard to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction blind choiceb :  lacking a directing or controlling consciousness blind chancec :  drunk 1a

  4. 4a :  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-blindb :  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: such asa :  lacking a growing point or producing leaves instead of flowersb :  lacking a complete or legible address blind mail

  6. 6a :  difficult to discern, make out, or discoverb :  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

blindly

play \ˈblīn(d)-lē\ adverb

blindness

play \ˈblīn(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of blind in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of blind

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


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blind

verb

Definition of blind

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to make blindb :  dazzle

  3. 2a :  to withhold light fromb :  hide, conceal

Examples of blind in a Sentence

  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


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blind

noun

Definition of blind

  1. 1 :  something to hinder sight or keep out light: such asa :  a window shutterb :  a roller window shadec :  venetian blindd :  blinder

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

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

Examples of blind in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of blind

1633


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blind

adverb

Definition of blind

  1. 1 :  blindly: such asa :  to the point of insensibility blind drunkb :  without seeing outside an airplane fly blindc :  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 in a Sentence

  1. They had to fly blind through heavy smoke.

First Known Use of blind

1698

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


BLIND Defined for English Language Learners

blind

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adjective

Definition of blind for English Language Learners

  • : unable to see

  • : unable to notice or judge something

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

blind

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Definition of blind for English Language Learners

  • : 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

blind

noun

Definition of blind for English Language Learners

  • : 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

blind

adverb

Definition of blind for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BLIND Defined for Kids

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blind

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adjective \ˈblīnd\

Definition of blind for Students

blinder

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blindest

  1. 1 :  unable or nearly unable to see

  2. 2 :  lacking in judgment or understanding He is blind to his own faults.

  3. 3 :  unquestioning blind faith

  4. 4 :  closed at one end a blind alley

blindly

adverb

blindness

noun

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blind

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verb

Definition of blind for Students

blinded

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blinding

  1. 1 :  to cause the permanent loss of sight in

  2. 2 :  to make it impossible to see well for a short time Our driver was blinded by the sun.


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blind

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noun

Definition of blind for Students

  1. 1 :  a device to reduce sight or keep out light window blinds

  2. 2 :  a place of hiding We watched the wildlife from a blind.


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blind

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adverb

Definition of blind for Students

  1. :  with only instruments as guidance Fog made it necessary to fly blind.


Medical Dictionary

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blind

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adjective \ˈblīnd\

Medical Definition of blind

  1. 1a:  lacking or deficient in sight; especially :  having less than 110 of normal vision in the more efficient eye when refractive defects are fully corrected by lensesb:  of or relating to sightless persons blind care

  2. 2a:  designed to prevent participants from having information that could cause bias a blind taste test a blind clinical trial—see double-blind, single-blindb:  having no knowledge of information that may cause bias during the course of an experiment or test researchers blind to whether the investigational drug is administered

  3. 3:  having but one opening or outlet the cecum is a blind pouch

blindly

\ˈblīn-(d)lē\play adverb

blindness

\ˈblīn(d)-nəs\play noun

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blind

transitive verb

Medical Definition of blind

  1. :  to make blind



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