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Blind meaning

blind - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
  2. 2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
  3. 3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
  4. 4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path; a blind ditch.
  5. 5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
  6. 6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
  7. 7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
  8. 8. Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers.
  9. 9. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
  10. 10. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
  11. 11. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
  12. 12. To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.
  13. 13. Something to hinder sight or keep out light; a screen; a cover; esp. a hinged screen or shutter for a window; a blinder for a horse.
  14. 14. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
  15. 15. A blindage. See Blindage.
  16. 16. A halting place.
  17. 17. Alt. of Blinde
  18. 18. Destitute of sight; obscure; ignorant.
  19. 19. Something that darkens or deceives; a shade.
  20. 20. To make blind; darken; deceive.

blind - examples of usage

  1. Then she murmured, " How can Cassandra-" but changed her sentence to the opposite of what she meant to say and ended, " how could she herself have been so blind?" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He could blind himself no longer. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. His work was blind. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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