Meaning of blind by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of blind by Wordnet Dictionary
- ( archaic ) blinde
- Rhymes: -aɪnd
- ( not comparable, of a person or animal ) Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
- ( not comparable, of an eye ) Unable to being used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors .
- ( comparable ) Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive .
- ( not comparable ) Of a place, having little or no visibility; as, a blind corner .
- ( not comparable, engineering ) Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley .
- ( not comparable ) Without opening; as, a blind wall .
- smallest or slightest in phrases such as
- ( not comparable ) without any prior knowledge .
- ( not comparable ) unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc .
- blind alley
- blind as a bat
- blind curve
- blind date
- blind drunk ( See also Wikisaurus:drunk )
- blind gut
- blind map
- blind pig
- blind pool
- blind spot
- blind stamp
- the blind leading the blind
- A covering for a window to keep out light. The covering may be made of cloth or of narrow slats that can block light or allow it to pass .
- Any device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind .
- ( baseball, slang ) An 1800s baseball term meaning no score .
- ( poker ) A forced bet .
- ( poker ) A player who is or was forced to make a bet .
blind ( plural: blinds )
Explanation of blind by Wordnet Dictionary
- blind hatred
- blind faith
- Blind a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forget
The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. Shak.
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”.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. Milton.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation nor to blind reprobation. Jay.
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. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood. Milton.
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. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, “a blind passage in a book”; illegible; as, “blind writing”.
8. ( Hort. ) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, “blind buds; blind flowers”.
Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac. -- Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate motion. Knight. -- Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people, esp. at night. -- Blind cat ( Zool. ), a species of catfish ( Gronias nigrolabris ), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns in Pennsylvania. -- Blind coal, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal. Simmonds. -- Blind door, Blind window, an imitation of a door or window, without an opening for passage or light. See Blank door or Blank window, under Blank, a. -- Blind level ( Mining ), a level or drainage gallery which has a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted siphon. Knight. -- Blind nettle ( Bot. ), dead nettle. See Dead nettle, under Dead. -- Blind shell ( Gunnery ), a shell containing no charge, or one that does not explode. -- Blind side, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or disposed to see danger. Swift. -- Blind snake
( Zool. ), a small, harmless, burrowing snake, of the family Typhlopidæ, with rudimentary eyes. -- Blind spot ( Anat. ), the point in the retina of the eye where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to light. -- Blind tooling, in bookbinding and leather work, the indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; -- called also blank tooling, and blind blocking. -- Blind wall, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.
- Blind v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blinded; p. pr. & vb. n. Blinding.]
1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. “To blind the truth and me.” Tennyson.
A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . . a much greater. South.
2. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
Her beauty all the rest did blind. P. Fletcher.
3. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
Such darkness blinds the sky. Dryden.
The state of the controversy between us he endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound. Stillingfleet.
4. 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.
- Blind n.
1. 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.
2. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
3. [Cf. F. blindes, p, fr. G. blende, fr. blenden to blind, fr. blind blind.] ( Mil. ) A blindage. See Blindage.
4. A halting place. [Obs.] Dryden.
- Blind, Blinde n. See Blende.
Definition of blind by GCIDE Dictionary