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blind·fold

 (blīnd′fōld′)
tr.v. blind·fold·ed, blind·fold·ing, blind·folds
1. To cover the eyes of with or as if with a bandage.
2. To prevent from seeing and especially from comprehending.
n.
1. A bandage to cover the eyes.
2. Something that serves to obscure clear perception.

[From Middle English blindfolde, past participle of blindfellen, to strike blind, cover the eyes, from Old English geblindfellian : blind, blind; see blind + fellian, to strike down.]

blind′fold′ed adj.

blindfold

(ˈblaɪndˌfəʊld)
vb (tr)
1. to prevent (a person or animal) from seeing by covering (the eyes)
2. to prevent from perceiving or understanding
n
3. a piece of cloth, bandage, etc, used to cover the eyes
4. any interference to sight
adj, adv
5. having the eyes covered with a cloth or bandage
6. (Chess & Draughts) chess not seeing the board and pieces
7. rash; inconsiderate
[changed (C16) through association with fold1 from Old English blindfellian to strike blind; see blind, fell2]

blind•fold

(ˈblaɪndˌfoʊld)
v.t.
1. to prevent or obstruct sight by covering (the eyes) with a cloth, bandage, or the like.
2. to impair the awareness or clear thinking of.
n.
3. a cloth or bandage for covering the eyes.
adj.
4. done with the eyes covered: a blindfold test.
5. rash; unthinking.
[1520–30; alter., by association with fold1, of blindfell to cover the eyes, strike blind, Middle English; see blind, fell2]

blindfold


Past participle: blindfolded
Gerund: blindfolding

Imperative
blindfold
blindfold
Present
I blindfold
you blindfold
he/she/it blindfolds
we blindfold
you blindfold
they blindfold
Preterite
I blindfolded
you blindfolded
he/she/it blindfolded
we blindfolded
you blindfolded
they blindfolded
Present Continuous
I am blindfolding
you are blindfolding
he/she/it is blindfolding
we are blindfolding
you are blindfolding
they are blindfolding
Present Perfect
I have blindfolded
you have blindfolded
he/she/it has blindfolded
we have blindfolded
you have blindfolded
they have blindfolded
Past Continuous
I was blindfolding
you were blindfolding
he/she/it was blindfolding
we were blindfolding
you were blindfolding
they were blindfolding
Past Perfect
I had blindfolded
you had blindfolded
he/she/it had blindfolded
we had blindfolded
you had blindfolded
they had blindfolded
Future
I will blindfold
you will blindfold
he/she/it will blindfold
we will blindfold
you will blindfold
they will blindfold
Future Perfect
I will have blindfolded
you will have blindfolded
he/she/it will have blindfolded
we will have blindfolded
you will have blindfolded
they will have blindfolded
Future Continuous
I will be blindfolding
you will be blindfolding
he/she/it will be blindfolding
we will be blindfolding
you will be blindfolding
they will be blindfolding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blindfolding
you have been blindfolding
he/she/it has been blindfolding
we have been blindfolding
you have been blindfolding
they have been blindfolding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blindfolding
you will have been blindfolding
he/she/it will have been blindfolding
we will have been blindfolding
you will have been blindfolding
they will have been blindfolding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blindfolding
you had been blindfolding
he/she/it had been blindfolding
we had been blindfolding
you had been blindfolding
they had been blindfolding
Conditional
I would blindfold
you would blindfold
he/she/it would blindfold
we would blindfold
you would blindfold
they would blindfold
Past Conditional
I would have blindfolded
you would have blindfolded
he/she/it would have blindfolded
we would have blindfolded
you would have blindfolded
they would have blindfolded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blindfold - a cloth used to cover the eyesblindfold - a cloth used to cover the eyes  
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
Verb1.blindfold - cover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeingblindfold - cover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeing; "the hostage was blindfolded and driven away"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
Adj.1.blindfold - wearing a blindfoldblindfold - wearing a blindfold      
blind, unsighted - 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"--Kenneth Jernigan
Translations
يَعْصِبُ العَيْنَيْنعَصْبَةٌ على العَيْنَيْنمَعْصُوبُ العَيْنَيْـنمَعْصوبُ العَيْنَيْن
zavázat očimající zavázané očipáska na očipáska přes očise zakrytýma očima
give bind for øjnenemed bind for øjnenebind for øjnene
silmille sidottu sidesitoa silmät
povez preko očijuzavezati oči
beköt: vkinek a szemét bekötibekötött szemû
binda fyrir augun ábindi fyrir augunmeî bundiî fyrir augun
アイマスクめかくし目隠し目隠しする目隠し布
눈가리개눈을 가리다
so zaviazanými očamizaviazať oči
trak za čez očizavezati oči
binda för ögonen påögonbindel
เอาผ้าปิดตาสิ่งที่ใช้ปิดตา
gözlerini bağlamakgöz bağıgözbağıgözleri bağlı
bịt mắtvải bịt mắt

blindfold

[ˈblaɪndfəʊld]
A. ADJcon los ojos vendados; [game of chess] → a la ciega
I could do it blindfoldpodría hacerlo con los ojos vendados
B. Nvenda f
C. VTvendar los ojos a

blindfold

[ˈblaɪndfəʊld]
nbandeau m
adj [tasting] → à l'aveugle
advles yeux bandés
I could do it blindfold → je pourrais le faire les yeux bandés or fermés
to play chess blindfold → jouer sans voir l'échiquier
vt [+ hostage] → bander les yeux à
to do sth blindfolded
I could do it blindfolded → Je pourrais le faire les yeux bandés or fermés.

blindfold

vtdie Augen verbinden (+dat)
nAugenbinde f
adjmit verbundenen Augen; I could do it blindfold (inf)das mach ich mit links (inf)

blindfold

[ˈblaɪndˌfəʊld]
1. advcon gli occhi bendati
I could do it blindfold → potrei farlo a occhi chiusi
2. nbenda (per occhi)
3. vtbendare (gli occhi a)

blind

(blaind) adjective
1. not able to see. a blind man.
2. (with to) unable to notice. She is blind to his faults.
3. hiding what is beyond. a blind corner.
4. of or for blind people. a blind school.
noun
1. (often in plural) a screen to prevent light coming through a window etc. The sunlight is too bright – pull down the blinds!
2. something intended to mislead or deceive. He did that as a blind.
verb
to make blind. He was blinded in the war.
ˈblinding adjective
1. tending to make blind. a blinding light.
2. sudden. He realized, in a blinding flash, that she was the murderer.
ˈblindly adverb
ˈblindness noun
blind alley
a situation without any way out. This is a blind alley of a job.
ˈblindfold noun
a piece of cloth etc put over the eyes to prevent someone from seeing. The kidnappers put a blindfold over the child's eyes.
verb
to put a blindfold on (some person or animal).
adjective, adverb
with the eyes covered by a cloth etc. She came blindfold into the room.
blind spot
1. any matter about which one always shows lack of understanding. She seems to have a blind spot about physics.
2. an area which is impossible or difficult to see due to an obstruction.
the blind leading the blind
one inexperienced or incompetent person telling another about something. My teaching you about politics will be a case of the blind leading the blind.

blindfold

مَعْصُوبُ العَيْنَيْـن, يَعْصِبُ العَيْنَيـْن páska přes oči, zavázat oči give bind for øjnene, med bind for øjnene Augenbinde, die Augen verbinden δένω τα μάτια, ύφασμα που καλύπτει τα μάτια venda para los ojos, vendar los ojos silmille sidottu side, sitoa silmät bandeau, bander les yeux povez preko očiju, zavezati oči benda sugli occhi, bendare gli occhi 目隠しする, 目隠し布 눈가리개, 눈을 가리다 blinddoek, blinddoeken bind for øynene, ta bind for øynene przepaska na oczy, zawiązać (komuś) oczy venda, vendar завязывать глаза, повязка на глаза binda för ögonen på, ögonbindel เอาผ้าปิดตา, สิ่งที่ใช้ปิดตา göz bağı, gözlerini bağlamak bịt mắt, vải bịt mắt 眼罩, 蒙上眼睛
References in classic literature ?
If I had been tossed down blindfold on that red prairie, I should have known that it was spring.
As the soldiers assisted me across the court the still- ness was so profound that if I had been blindfold I should have supposed I was in a solitude instead of walled in by four thousand people.
Shut the door and blindfold the doctor tight and fast, and make him swear to be silent as the grave, and put a purse full of gold in his hand, and then take and lead him all around the back alleys and everywheres in the dark, and then fetch him here in the canoe, in a roundabout way amongst the islands, and search him and take his chalk away from him, and don't give it back to him till you get him back to the village, or else he will chalk this raft so he can find it again.
Tom slipped out in good season with his aunt's old tin lantern, and a large towel to blindfold it with.
How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
Mount, your worship, and blindfold yourself, for if I am to go on the croup, it is plain the rider in the saddle must mount first.
We must play the game to the end, and consent to be blindfold.
Like men racing blindfold for a gap in a hedge, we were finishing a splendidly quick passage from the Antipodes, with a tremendous rush for the Channel in as thick a weather as any I can remember, but his psychology did not permit him to bring the ship to with a fair wind blowing - at least not on his own initiative.
Because I was the other man,' he said quite quietly; 'because I led him blindfold into the whole business, and would rather pay the shot than see poor Bunny suffer for it.
The 'eating up' of your kraals shall cease; each one of you shall sleep secure in his own hut and fear naught, and justice shall walk blindfold throughout the land.
Then he was again led somewhere still blindfold, and as they went along he was told allegories of the toils of his pilgrimage, of holy friendship, of the Eternal Architect of the universe, and of the courage with which he should endure toils and dangers.
Ghak didn't know what Perry meant by heavenly bodies or a compass, but he assured us that you might blindfold any man of Pellucidar and carry him to the farthermost corner of the world, yet he would be able to come directly to his own home again by the shortest route.