blind

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: blind

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adjvn
unable to see
make blind by putting the eyes out
people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
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adj
not based on reason or evidence
3
n
something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: blind
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adj 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”
Synonyms:
unsighted
blinded
deprived of sight
blindfold, blindfolded
wearing a blindfold
color-blind, colour-blind
unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors
dazzled
having vision overcome temporarily by or as if by intense light
deuteranopic, green-blind
inability to see the color green or to distinguish green and purplish-red
dim-sighted, near-blind, purblind, sand-blind, visually challenged, visually impaired
having greatly reduced vision
eyeless, sightless, unseeing
lacking sight
protanopic, red-blind
inability to see the color red or to distinguish red and bluish-green
snow-blind, snow-blinded
temporarily blinded by exposure to light reflected from snow or ice
stone-blind
completely blind
blue-blind, tritanopic
inability to see the color blue or to distinguish the colors blue and yellow
Antonyms:
sighted
able to see
argus-eyed, hawk-eyed, keen-sighted, lynx-eyed, quick-sighted, sharp-eyed, sharp-sighted
having very keen vision
clear-sighted
having sharp clear vision
seeing
having vision, not blind
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adj unable or unwilling to perceive or understand

blind to a lover's faults”
blind to the consequences of their actions”
Synonyms
unperceiving, unperceptive
lacking perception

v make blind by putting the eyes out

“The criminals were punished and blinded
Types:
abacinate
blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v render unable to see

Types:
bedazzle, daze, dazzle
to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
seel
sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
snow-blind
affect with snow blindness

v make dim by comparison or conceal

Synonyms:
dim
Type of:
darken
make dark or darker

n people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group

“he spent hours reading to the blind
Type of:
people
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
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adj not based on reason or evidence

blind hatred”
blind faith”
Synonyms:
unreasoning
irrational
not consistent with or using reason
3

n something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

“the holding company was just a blind
Synonyms:
subterfuge
Type of:
deceit, deception, misrepresentation
a misleading falsehood

n a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

“they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet”
Synonyms:
screen
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curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall
hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
shutter
a hinged blind for a window
window blind
a blind for privacy or to keep out light
blinder, blinker, winker
blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
deadlight
a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather
drop, drop cloth, drop curtain
a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
festoon
a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
frontal
a drapery that covers the front of an altar
jalousie
a shutter made of angled slats
portiere
a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
shower curtain
a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area
theater curtain, theatre curtain
a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
Venetian blind
a window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when closed
window shade
an opaque window blind that can cover or uncover a window
Type of:
protection, protective cover, protective covering
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

n a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)

“he waited impatiently in the blind
Type of:
concealment, cover, covert, screen
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
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