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English Dictionary: blind by the DICT Development Group
6 results for blind
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. unable to see; "a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan
    Synonym(s): blind, unsighted
    Antonym(s): sighted
  2. unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; "blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"
  3. not based on reason or evidence; "blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"
    Synonym(s): blind, unreasoning
  1. people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group; "he spent hours reading to the blind"
  2. a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters); "he waited impatiently in the blind"
  3. a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
    Synonym(s): blind, screen
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): subterfuge, blind
  1. render unable to see
  2. make blind by putting the eyes out; "The criminals were punished and blinded"
  3. make dim by comparison or conceal
    Synonym(s): blind, dim
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blind \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[94]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[94]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
            of the family {Typhlopid[91]}, 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blind \Blind\, Blinde \Blinde\, n.
      See {Blende}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blind \Blind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blinded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. [bd]To
            blind the truth and me.[b8] --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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blind \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
      4. A halting place. [Obs.] --Dryden.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      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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