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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.


Synonymsunsighted


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


Antonymssighted

2. blind unable or unwilling to perceive or understand


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


Similarunperceiving, unperceptive


Antonymsperceptive

3. blind not based on reason or evidence


SamplesBlind hatred.
Blind faith.
Unreasoning panic.


Synonymsunreasoning


Similarirrational


Antonymsrational


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.


Synonymsscreen


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.


Synonymssubterfuge


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


Synonymsdim


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)darken









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