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Meaning of 'blind' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Blind [ a.]
- Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
- 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.
- Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
- 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.
- Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
- Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
- Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
- Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers.
2 . 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.
- Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
- A blindage. See Blindage.
- A halting place.
- Alt. of Blinde
3 . Blind [ v. t.]
- To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
- To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
- To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
- 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.

Meaning of 'blind' (Princeton's WordNet)

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