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Definition of "blind" []

  • Sightless. (adjective)
  • Having a maximal visual acuity of the better eye, after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test). (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or for sightless persons. (adjective)
  • Performed or made without the benefit of background information that might prejudice the outcome or result: blind taste tests used in marketing studies. (adjective)
  • Performed without preparation, experience, or knowledge: made a blind stab at answering the question. (adjective)
  • Unable to see; sightless (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Unable or unwilling to understand or discern (adjective)
  • Not based on evidence or determined by reason (adjective)
  • Acting or performed without control or preparation (adjective)
  • Done without being able to see, relying on instruments for information (adjective)
  • Hidden from sight (adjective)
  • Closed at one end (adjective)
  • Completely lacking awareness or consciousness (adjective)
  • Very drunk (adjective)
  • Having no openings or outlets (adjective)
  • Without having been seen beforehand (adjective)
  • (of cultivated plants) having failed to produce flowers or fruits (adjective)
  • (intensifier) (adjective)
  • Without being able to see ahead or using only instruments (adverb)
  • Without adequate knowledge or information; carelessly (adverb)
  • (intensifier) (in the phrase blind drunk) (adverb)
  • To deprive of sight permanently or temporarily (verb)
  • To deprive of good sense, reason, or judgment (verb)
  • To darken; conceal (verb)
  • To overwhelm by showing detailed knowledge (verb)
  • To drive very fast (verb)
  • To curse (esp in the phrase effing and blinding) (verb)
  • For or intended to help blind and partially sighted people (noun)
  • A shade for a window, usually on a roller (noun)
  • Any obstruction or hindrance to sight, light, or air (noun)
  • A person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth (noun)
  • A person who acts on behalf of someone who does not wish his identity or actions to be known (noun)
  • A drunken orgy; binge (noun)
  • A stake put up by a player before he examines his cards (noun)
  • A screen of brush or undergrowth, in which hunters hide to shoot their quarry (noun)
  • A round or demolition charge that fails to explode (noun)

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Use "blind" in a sentence
  • "Accordingly, when we say, ˜Homer was a blind man,™ the word ˜blind™ actively signifies the passive mode of understanding something as being without sight, and owes its semantic function to the way its corresponding concept is understood."
  • "Antonio meets with a blind girl, whom he does or does not love, on whom at least he poetises, and whose forehead, _because she was blind_, he had kissed."
  • "We must say of them, “Let them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind” (Matt. xv."