blind ADJECTIVE 1) lacking the power of sight; unable to see. 2) done without being able to see or without necessary information. 3) lacking perception, judgement, or reason. 4) concealed, closed, or blocked off. 5) (of flying) using instruments only. 6) informal the slightest: it didn't do a blind bit of good.
VERB 1) make blind. 2) deprive of understanding or judgement. 3) (blind with) confuse or overawe (someone) with (something they do not understand).
NOUN 1) a screen for a window. 2) something designed to conceal one's real intentions.
ADVERB without being able to see clearly.
bake blind — Cf. ↑bake blind
blind drunk — Cf. ↑blind drunk
turn a blind eye — Cf. ↑turn a blind eye
when the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a ditch — Cf. ↑when the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a ditch
DERIVATIVES blindly adverb blindness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.


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