Meaning of BLIND in English


[blind] adj [ME, fr. OE; akin to OHG blint blind, OE blandan to mix--more at blend] (bef. 12c) 1 a (1): sightless (2): having less than 1/10 of normal vision in the more efficient eye when refractive defects are fully corrected by lenses b: of or relating to sightless persons

2. a: unable or unwilling to discern or judge "~ to a lover's faults" b: unquestioning "~ loyalty" "~ faith" 3 a: having no regard to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction "~ choice" b: lacking a directing or controlling consciousness "~ chance" c: drunk

4: made or done without sight of certain objects or knowledge of certain facts that could serve for guidance "a ~ taste test"; esp: performed solely by the aid of instruments within an airplane "a ~ landing"

5: defective: as a: lacking a growing point or producing leaves instead of flowers b: lacking a complete or legible address "~ mail"

6. a: difficult to discern, make out, or discover b: hidden from sight: covered "~ seam" 7: having but one opening or outlet "~ sockets" 8: having no opening for light or passage: blank "~ wall" -- adv -- blind.ness n

[2]blind vt (bef. 12c) 1 a: to make blind b: dazzle

2. a: to withhold light from b: hide, conceal -- adv [3]blind n (1702) 1: something to hinder sight or keep out light: as a: a window shutter b: a roller window shade c: venetian blind d: blinder

2: a place of concealment; esp: a concealing enclosure from which one may shoot game or observe wildlife 3 a: something put forward for the purpose of misleading: subterfuge b: a person who acts as a decoy or distraction [4]blind adv (ca. 1775) 1: blindly: as a: to the point of insensibility "~ drunk" b: without seeing outside an airplane "fly ~" 2--used as an intensive "was robbed ~"

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