blind

Someone who's blind can't see. People who are blind can often get around easily with the aid of a cane and sometimes a service dog.

You might get hit by a baseball and end up blind in one eye, or be temporarily blind after a trip to the eye doctor. The word also means "without looking," as in a blind taste test of three different brands of chocolate milk. A figurative way to be blind is to refuse or be unable to see the truth: "He was blind to the reality of the situation." This tendency can be called a person's "blind side."

Definitions of blind
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    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
  3. verb
    make blind by putting the eyes out
    “The criminals were punished and blinded
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    abacinate
    blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  4. verb
    render unable to see
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    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
  5. verb
    make dim by comparison or conceal
    synonyms: dim
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    darken
    make dark or darker
  6. noun
    people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    “he spent hours reading to the blind
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    people
    (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
  7. adjective
    not based on reason or evidence
    blind hatred”
    blind faith”
    synonyms: unreasoning
    irrational
    not consistent with or using reason
  8. noun
    something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
    “the holding company was just a blind
    synonyms: subterfuge
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    type of:
    deceit, deception, misrepresentation
    a misleading falsehood
  9. noun
    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
  10. noun
    a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    “he waited impatiently in the blind
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    type of:
    concealment, cover, covert, screen
    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
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