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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)

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.

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."