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blind

noun

1 blind

People who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more



2 blind

A hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters).

3 blind

A protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight:
— They had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet.

synonym: screen.

Roget 530: camouflage; mimicry; hiding place; secret place, secret drawer; recess, hold, holes and corners; closet, crypt, adytum, abditory, oubliette.    ambush, ... show more

Roget 424: shade; awning etc. (cover) 223; parasol, sunshade, umbrella; chick; portiere; screen, curtain, shutter, blind, ... show more

4 blind

Something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity:
— The holding company was just a blind.

synonym: subterfuge.

Roget 617: pretext, pretense, pretension, plea; allegation, advocation; ostensible motive, ostensible ground, ostensible reason, phony reason; excuse etc. (vindication) 937; ... show more

Dutch: misleiding, smoesje, uitvlucht

verb

1 blind

Render unable to see.

Roget 442: be blind etc. adj.; not see; lose sight of; have the eyes bandaged; grope in the dark.    not look; close the eyes, shut the eyes-, turn away the eyes, avert the eyes; look another way; wink ... show more

Roget 528: conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.    encrypt, encode, cipher.    cover, screen, cloak, veil, ... show more

2 blind

Make blind by putting the eyes out.

3 blind

Make dim by comparison or conceal.

synonym: dim.

adjective

1 blind

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.

synonym: unsighted.

Roget 442: blind; eyeless, sightless, visionless; dark; stone-blind, sand-blind, stark-blind; undiscerning; dimsighted etc. 443.    blind as a bat, blind as a buzzard, ... show more

Roget 458: inattentive; unobservant, unmindful, heedless, unthinking, unheeding, undiscerning; inadvertent; mindless, regardless, respectless, listless etc. (indifferent) ... show more

Roget 601: necessary, needful etc. (requisite) 630.    fated; destined etc. v.; elect; spellbound compulsory etc. (compel) 744; ... show more

Polish: niewidomy, niewidzący, ślepy

2 blind

Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand.

3 blind

Not based on reason or evidence:
— Blind hatred.
— Blind faith.

synonym: unreasoning.

Polish: ślepy


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