blind


blind
blind [blīnd]
adj.
[ME & OE: see BLEND]
1. without the power of sight; unable to see; sightless
2. of or for sightless persons
3. not able or willing to notice, understand, or judge
4. done without adequate directions or knowledge [a blind search]
5. having certain information concealed or withheld intentionally [a blind ad, a blind test]
6. disregarding evidence, sound logic, etc. [blind love, blind faith]
7. reckless; unreasonable
8. out of sight; hard to see; hidden [a blind driveway]
9. dense; impenetrable [a blind hedge]
10. closed at one end [a blind duct]
11. not controlled by intelligence [blind destiny]
12.
a) insensible
b) Slang drunk
13. illegible; indistinct [a blind letter]
14. not bearing flowers or fruit: said of an imperfectly developed plant
15. guided only by flight instruments, as in a storm [a blind landing]
16. Archit. having no opening [a blind wall]
17. Bookbinding designating stamping or tooling done without ink or foil
vt.
1. to make sightless
2. to make temporarily unable to see; dazzle
3. to deprive of the power of insight or judgment
4. to make dim; obscure
5. to outshine or eclipse
6. to hide or conceal
n.
1. anything that obscures or prevents sight
2.
a) anything that keeps out light, as a window shade or shutter
b) VENETIAN BLIND
3. a place of concealment, as for a hunter; ambush
4.
a) a person or thing used to deceive or mislead; decoy
b) a person who, while appearing to act out of self-interest, really acts on behalf of another
adv.
1. blindly; specif., so as to be blind, insensible, etc.
2. recklessly
3. guided only by flight instruments [to fly blind]
4. sight unseen [to buy a thing blind]
——————
the blind
people who are blind
blindly
adv.
blindness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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