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Meaning of BLIND

Pronunciation:  blInd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
  2. [n]  a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters); "he waited impatiently in the blind"
  3. [n]  something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
  4. [n]  people who have severe visual impairments; "he spent hours reading to the blind"
  5. [adj]  unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; "blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"
  6. [adj]  not based on reason or evidence; "blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"
  7. [adj]  unable to see
  8. [v]  make dim by comparison or conceal
  9. [v]  make blind by putting the eyes out; "The criminals were punished and blinded"
  10. [v]  render unable to see

BLIND is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blinded, blindfold, blindfolded, blue-blind, color-blind, colour-blind, dazzled, deuteranopic, dim, dim-sighted, eyeless, green-blind, irrational, near-blind, protanopic, purblind, red-blind, sand-blind, screen, sightless, snow-blind, snow-blinded, stone-blind, subterfuge, tritanopic, unperceiving, unperceptive, unreasoning, unseeing, unsighted, visually challenged, visually impaired
 Antonyms: sighted
 See Also: alter, bedazzle, blind man, blind person, blinder, blinker, change, concealment, cover, covert, curtain, darken, daze, dazzle, deceit, deception, drape, drapery, mantle, misrepresentation, pall, people, protection, protective cover, protective covering, seel, shutter, snow-blind, window blind, winker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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} (Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish ({Gronias
       nigrolabris}), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
       in Pennsylvania.
    {Blind coal}, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
    {Blind door}, {Blind window}, an imitation of a door or
       window, without an opening for passage or light. See
       {Blank door or 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
    {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} (Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
       of the family {Typhlopid[ae]}, with rudimentary eyes.
    {Blind spot} (Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
       where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
    {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.
  2. \Blind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blinded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
    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.
  3. \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.
  4. \Blind\, Blinde \Blinde\, n.
    See {Blende}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are blind, represents your refusal to see the truth or your lack of awareness to a problem. Perhaps you are rejecting something about yourself or your situation. Are you refusing to see any other point of view except your own? Consider the pun, "turning a blind eye".
Easton Bible Dictionary

Blind beggars are frequently mentioned (Matt. 9:27; 12:22; 20:30; John 5:3). The blind are to be treated with compassion (Lev. 19:14; Deut. 27:18). Blindness was sometimes a punishment for disobedience (1 Sam. 11:2; Jer. 39:7), sometimes the effect of old age (Gen. 27:1; 1 Kings 14:4; 1 Sam. 4:15). Conquerors sometimes blinded their captives (2 Kings 25:7; 1 Sam. 11:2). Blindness denotes ignorance as to spiritual things (Isa. 6:10; 42:18, 19; Matt. 15:14; Eph. 4:18). The opening of the eyes of the blind is peculiar to the Messiah (Isa. 29:18). Elymas was smitten with blindness at Paul's word (Acts 13:11).

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