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English adjective: blind

1. blind unable to see

SamplesA 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.


Similarblinded, blindfold, blindfolded, blue-blind, color-blind, colour-blind, dazzled, deuteranopic, dim-sighted, eyeless, green-blind, near-blind, protanopic, purblind, red-blind, sand-blind, sightless, snow-blind, snow-blinded, stone-blind, tritanopic, unseeing, visually challenged, visually impaired


2. blind unable or unwilling to perceive or understand

SamplesBlind to a lover's faults.
Blind to the consequences of their actions.

Similarunperceiving, unperceptive


3. blind not based on reason or evidence

SamplesBlind hatred.
Blind faith.
Unreasoning panic.




English noun: blind

1. blind (group) people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group

SamplesHe spent hours reading to the blind.

Broader (hypernym)people

Member holonymblind person

2. blind (artifact) a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)

SamplesHe waited impatiently in the blind.

Broader (hypernym)concealment, cover, covert, screen

3. blind (artifact) a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

SamplesThey had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet.


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering

Narrower (hyponym)blinder, blinker, curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall, shutter, window blind, winker

4. blind (communication) something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

SamplesHe wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge.
The holding company was just a blind.


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, misrepresentation

English verb: blind

1. blind (perception) render unable to see

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)bedazzle, daze, dazzle, seel, snow-blind

2. blind (perception) make blind by putting the eyes out

SamplesThe criminals were punished and blinded.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)abacinate

3. blind (change) make dim by comparison or conceal


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)darken

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