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Definition of Blind
BlindBlind Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forget The
precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more, That
they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind
approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
a blind ditch.
5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
blind buds; blind flowers.
Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate
Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
esp. at night.
Blind cat (Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish (Gronias
nigrolabris), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
Blind coal, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
Blind door, Blind window, an imitation of a door or
window, without an opening for passage or light. See
Blank door or window, under Blank, a.
Blind level (Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
Blind nettle (Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle, under
Blind shell (Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
that does not explode.
Blind side, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
disposed to see danger. --Swift.
Blind snake (Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
of the family Typhlopid[ae], with rudimentary eyes.
Blind spot (Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
Blind tooling, in bookbinding and leather work, the
indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
called also blank tooling, and blind blocking.
Blind wall, a wall without an opening; a blank wall. BlindBlind Blind, Blinde Blinde, n.
See Blende. BlindBlind Blind, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blinded; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. ``To
blind the truth and me.' --Tennyson.
A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a
guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . .
a much greater. --South.
2. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult
for and painful to; to dazzle.
Her beauty all the rest did blind. --P. Fletcher.
3. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to
conceal; to deceive.
Such darkness blinds the sky. --Dryden.
The state of the controversy between us he
endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound.
4. To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a
road newly paved, in order that the joints between the
stones may be filled. BlindBlind Blind, n.
1. Something to hinder sight or keep out light; a screen; a
cover; esp. a hinged screen or shutter for a window; a
blinder for a horse.
2. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to
conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
3. [Cf. F. blindes, p?., fr. G. blende, fr. blenden to blind,
fr. blind blind.] (Mil.) A blindage. See Blindage.
4. A halting place. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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