Blind - (a.) Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
Blind - (a.) 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.
Blind - (a.) Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
Blind - (a.) 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.
Blind - (a.) Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
Blind - (a.) Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
Blind - (a.) Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
Blind - (a.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers.
Blind - (v. t.) To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
Blind - (v. t.) To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
Blind - (v. t.) To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
Blind - (v. t.) 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.
Blind - (n.) 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.
Blind - (n.) Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
Blind - (n.) A blindage. See Blindage.
Blind - (n.) A halting place.
Blind - (n.) Alt. of Blinde
Blinded - (imp. & p. p.) of Blind
Blinding - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blind
Blinde - (n.) See Blende.
Blindage - (n.) A cover or protection for an advanced trench or approach, formed of fascines and earth supported by a framework.
Blinder - (n.) One who, or that which, blinds.
Blinder - (n.) One of the leather screens on a bridle, to hinder a horse from seeing objects at the side; a blinker.
Blindfish - (n.) A small fish (Amblyopsis spelaeus) destitute of eyes, found in the waters of the Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky. Related fishes from other caves take the same name.
Blindfolded - (imp. & p. p.) of Blindfold
Blindfolding - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blindfold
Blindfold - (v. t.) To cover the eyes of, as with a bandage; to hinder from seeing.
Blindfold - (a.) Having the eyes covered; blinded; having the mental eye darkened. Hence: Heedless; reckless; as, blindfold zeal; blindfold fury.
Blinding - (a.) Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of understanding; obscuring; as, blinding tears; blinding snow.
Blinding - (n.) A thin coating of sand and fine gravel over a newly paved road. See Blind, v. t., 4.
Blindly - (adv.) Without sight, discernment, or understanding; without thought, investigation, knowledge, or purpose of one's own.
Blindman's buff - () A play in which one person is blindfolded, and tries to catch some one of the company and tell who it is.
Blindman's holiday - () The time between daylight and candle light.
Blindness - (n.) State or condition of being blind, literally or figuratively.
Blindstory - (n.) The triforium as opposed to the clearstory.
Blindworm - (n.) A small, burrowing, snakelike, limbless lizard (Anguis fragilis), with minute eyes, popularly believed to be blind; the slowworm; -- formerly a name for the adder.
Color-blind - (a.) Affected with color blindness. See Color blindness, under Color, n.
Hoodman-blind - (n.) An old term for blindman's buff.
Moonblind - (a.) Dim-sighted; purblind.
Poreblind - (a.) Nearsighted; shortsighted; purblind.
Purblind - (a.) Wholly blind.
Purblind - (a.) Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind eye; a purblind mole.
Sand-blind - (a.) Having defective sight; dim-sighted; purblind.
Snow-blind - (a.) Affected with blindness by the brilliancy of snow.
Star-blind - (a.) Half blind.
Stock-blind - (a.) Blind as a stock; wholly blind.
Stone-blind - (a.) As blind as a stone; completely blind.
Unblind - (v. t.) To free from blindness; to give or restore sight to; to open the eyes of.
Unblindfold - (v. t.) To free from that which blindfolds.
Blind - —adj. 1 lacking the power of sight. 2 a without adequate foresight, discernment, or information (blind effort). B (often foll. By to) unwilling or unable to appreciate a factor etc. (blind to argument). 3 not governed by purpose or reason (blind forces). 4 reckless (blind hitting). 5 a concealed (blind ditch). B closed at one end. 6 (of flying) using instruments only. 7 cookery (of a flan case etc.) Baked without a filling. —v. 1 deprive of sight. 2 rob of judgement; deceive; overawe. 3 slang go recklessly. —n. 1 screen for a window; awning. 2 thing used to hide the truth. 3 obstruction to sight or light. —adv. Blindly. blindly adv. Blindness n. [old english]
Blind alley - n. 1 alley closed at one end. 2 futile course.
Blind date - n. Colloq. Date between two people who have not previously met.
Blind drunk - adj. Colloq. Extremely drunk.
Blindfold - —v. Cover the eyes of (a person) with a tied cloth etc. —n. Cloth etc. So used. —adj. & adv. 1 with eyes covered. 2 without due care. [originally blindfelled = struck blind]
Blind man's buff - n. Game in which a blindfold player tries to catch others.
Blind spot - n. 1 point on the retina insensitive to light. 2 area where vision or understanding is lacking.
Blindworm - n. = *slow-worm.
Colour-blind - adj. Unable to distinguish certain colours. colour-blindness n.
Purblind - adj. 1 partly blind; dim-sighted. 2 obtuse, dim-witted. purblindness n. [from pur(e) (= ‘utterly’) blind]
Roller blind - n. Blind on a roller.
Snow-blind - adj. Temporarily blinded by the glare from snow.
Venetian blind - n. Window-blind of adjustable horizontal slats.
Word-blindness - n. = *dyslexia.
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