blind


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blind \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.
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            He that is strucken blind can not forget
            The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
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   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.
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            But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
            That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
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   3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
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            This plan is recommended neither to blind
            approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
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   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.
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   5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
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            The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
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   6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
      open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
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   7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
      passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
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   8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
      blind buds; blind flowers.
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   Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.

   Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate
      motion. --Knight.

   Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
      esp. at night.

   Blind cat (Zool.), a species of catfish ({Gronias
      nigrolabris}), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
      in Pennsylvania.

   Blind coal, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
      --Simmonds.

   Blind door, Blind window, an imitation of a door or
      window, without an opening for passage or light. See
      Blank door or Blank 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
      siphon. --Knight.

   Blind nettle (Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle, under
      Dead.

   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 (Zool.), 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
      light.

   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blind \Blind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blinded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Blinding.]
   1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. "To
      blind the truth and me." --Tennyson.
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            A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a
            guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . .
            a much greater.                       --South.
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   2. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult
      for and painful to; to dazzle.
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            Her beauty all the rest did blind.    --P. Fletcher.
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   3. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to
      conceal; to deceive.
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            Such darkness blinds the sky.         --Dryden.
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            The state of the controversy between us he
            endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound.
                                                  --Stillingfleet.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blind \Blind\, Blinde \Blinde\, n.
   See Blende.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blind \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.
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   2. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to
      conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
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   3. [Cf. F. blindes, p?., fr. G. blende, fr. blenden to blind,
      fr. blind blind.] (Mil.) A blindage. See Blindage.
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   4. A halting place. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

closed \closed\ adj.
   1. having an opening obstructed. [Narrower terms: blind]
      Also See: obstructed, sealed, shut, unopen,
      closed. Antonym: open.
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   2. (Math.) of a curve or surface: having no end points or
      boundary curves; of a set: having members that can be
      produced by a specific operation on other members of the
      same set; of an interval: containing both its endpoints.
      open
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   3. Being in a position to obstruct an opening; -- especially
      of doors. [Narrower terms: fastened, latched] Also See:
      closed. Antonym: open.

   Syn: shut, unopen.
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   4. having skin drawn so as to obstruct the opening; -- used
      of mouth or eyes. Opposite of open. he sat quietly with
      closed eyes [Narrower terms: blinking, winking;
      compressed, tight; squinched, squinting]

   Syn: shut.
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   5. requiring union membership; -- of a workplace; as, a
      closed shop. [prenominal]
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   6. closed with shutters.
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   7. hidden from the public; as, a closed ballot.
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   8. not open to the general public; as, a closed meeting.
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   9. unsympathetic; -- of a person's attitude. a closed mind
      unreceptive to new ideas
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   10. surrounded by walls. a closed porch

   Syn: closed in(predicate).
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   11. made compact by bending or doubling over; as, a closed
       map.

   Syn: folded.
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   12. closed or fastened with or as if with buttons. [Narrower
       terms: buttoned (vs. unbuttoned)]
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   13. not engaged in activity; -- of an organization or
       business establishment. the airport is closed because of
       the weather; the many closed shops and factories made the
       town look deserted

   Syn: shut down.
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