|1.||a. unable to see; sightless|
|b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the blind|
|3.||not based on evidence or determined by reason: blind hatred|
|4.||acting or performed without control or preparation|
|5.||done without being able to see, relying on instruments for information|
|6.||hidden from sight: a blind corner; a blind stitch|
|7.||closed at one end: a blind alley|
|8.||completely lacking awareness or consciousness: a blind stupor|
|9.||informal very drunk|
|10.||having no openings or outlets: a blind wall|
|11.||without having been seen beforehand: a blind purchase|
|12.||(of cultivated plants) having failed to produce flowers or fruits|
|13.||(intensifier): not a blind bit of notice|
|14.||turn a blind eye to disregard deliberately or pretend not to notice (something, esp an action of which one disapproves)|
|15.||without being able to see ahead or using only instruments: to drive blind; flying blind|
|16.||without adequate knowledge or information; carelessly: to buy a house blind|
|17.||(intensifier) (in the phrase blind drunk)|
|18.||bake blind to bake (the empty crust of a pie, pastry, etc) by half filling with dried peas, crusts of bread, etc, to keep it in shape|
|19.||to deprive of sight permanently or temporarily|
|20.||to deprive of good sense, reason, or judgment|
|21.||to darken; conceal|
|23.||slang (Brit) (intr) to drive very fast|
|24.||slang (Brit) (intr) to curse (esp in the phrase effing and blinding)|
|25.||(modifier) for or intended to help blind and partially sighted people: a blind school|
|26.||a shade for a window, usually on a roller|
|27.||any obstruction or hindrance to sight, light, or air|
|28.||a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth|
|29.||a person who acts on behalf of someone who does not wish his identity or actions to be known|
|30.||old-fashioned, slang (Brit) Also called: blinder a drunken orgy; binge|
|31.||poker a stake put up by a player before he examines his cards|
|32.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) hunting Brit name: hide a screen of brush or undergrowth, in which hunters hide to shoot their quarry|
|33.||military a round or demolition charge that fails to explode|
|[Old English blind; related to Old Norse blindr, Old High German blint; Lettish blendu to see dimly; see |
|usage It is preferable to avoid using phrases such as the blind. Instead you should talk about blind and partially sighted people|
|having a limited capacity to see|
"The twilight, or rather the hour between the time when one can no longer see to read and the lighting of the candles, is commonly called blindman's holiday." [Grose, 1796]
Unable to see; without useful sight.
Having a maximal visual acuity of the better eye, after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).
Of, relating to, or for sightless persons.
Closed at one end, as a tube or sac.
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).