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Definition 1: a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

Synonyms for blind in the sense of this definition

(blind is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of blind ) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

(... is a kind of blind ) a hinged blind for a window

(... is a kind of blind ) a blind for privacy or to keep out light

(... is a kind of blind ) blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side

Definition 2: a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he waited impatiently in the blind

(blind is a kind of ...) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

"a screen of trees afforded privacy" "under cover of darkness" "the brush provided a covert for game" "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

Definition 3: something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge
  • the holding company was just a blind

Synonyms for blind in the sense of this definition

(blind is a kind of ...) a misleading falsehood

Definition 4: people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group - [noun denoting group]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he spent hours reading to the blind

(blind is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

(blind is a member of ...) a person with a severe visual impairment

Definition 5: make dim by comparison or conceal - [verb of change]

Synonyms for blind in the sense of this definition

(blind is a kind of ...) make dark or darker

"darken a room"

Definition 6: make blind by putting the eyes out - [verb of perception]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The criminals were punished and blinded

(blind is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of blind ) blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes

"The prisoners were abacinated by their captors"

Definition 7: render unable to see - [verb of perception]

(... is a kind of blind ) to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light

"She was dazzled by the bright headlights"

(... is a kind of blind ) sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons

(... is a kind of blind ) affect with snow blindness

"the glare of the sun snow-blinded her"

Definition 8: unable to see - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for blind in the sense of this definition

(blind is similar to ...) deprived of sight

(blind is similar to ...) completely blind

(blind is similar to ...) temporarily blinded by exposure to light reflected from snow or ice

(blind is similar to ...) inability to see the color red or to distinguish red and bluish-green

(blind is similar to ...) lacking sight

"blind as an eyeless beggar"

(blind is similar to ...) having greatly reduced vision

(blind is similar to ...) inability to see the color green or to distinguish green and purplish-red

(blind is similar to ...) having vision overcome temporarily by or as if by intense light

"she shut her dazzled eyes against the sun's brilliance"

(blind is similar to ...) unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors

(blind is similar to ...) wearing a blindfold

(blind is similar to ...) inability to see the color blue or to distinguish the colors blue and yellow

Definition 9: not based on reason or evidence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blind hatred
  • blind faith
  • unreasoning panic

Synonyms for blind in the sense of this definition

(blind is similar to ...) not consistent with or using reason

"irrational fears" "irrational animals"

Definition 10: unable or unwilling to perceive or understand - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blind to a lover's faults
  • blind to the consequences of their actions

(blind is similar to ...) lacking perception

"as unperceptive as a boulder"

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