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blind

 (blīnd)
adj. blind·er, blind·est
1.
a. Sightless.
b. Having a maximal visual acuity of the better eye, after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).
c. Of, relating to, or for sightless persons.
2.
a. Performed or made without the benefit of background information that might prejudice the outcome or result: blind taste tests used in marketing studies.
b. Performed without preparation, experience, or knowledge: a blind stab at answering the question.
c. Performed by instruments and without the use of sight: blind navigation.
3. Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand: blind to a lover's faults.
4. Not based on reason or evidence; unquestioning: put blind faith in their leaders.
5. Slang Drunk.
6. Lacking reason or purpose: blind fate; blind choice.
7.
a. Difficult to comprehend or see; illegible.
b. Incompletely or illegibly addressed: blind mail.
c. Hidden from sight: a blind seam.
d. Screened from the view of oncoming motorists: a blind driveway.
e. Secret or otherwise undisclosed: a blind item in a military budget.
8. Closed at one end: a blind socket; a blind passage.
9. Having no opening: a blind wall.
10. Botany Failing to produce flowers or fruits: a blind bud.
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) Blind people considered as a group. Used with the: a radio station for reading to the blind.
2. often blinds Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
3. A shelter for concealing hunters, photographers, or observers of wildlife.
4. Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
5. A forced bet in poker that is placed before the cards are dealt.
adv.
1.
a. Without seeing; blindly.
b. Without the aid of visual reference: flew blind through the fog.
2. Without forethought or provision; unawares: entered into the scheme blind.
3. Without significant information, especially that might affect an outcome or result: "When you read blind, you see everything but the author" (Margaret Atwood).
4. Informal Into a stupor: drank themselves blind.
5. Used as an intensive: Thieves in the bazaar robbed us blind.
tr.v. blind·ed, blind·ing, blinds
1. To deprive of sight: was blinded in an industrial accident.
2. To dazzle: skiers temporarily blinded by sunlight on snow.
3. To deprive of perception or insight: prejudice that blinded them to the proposal's merits.
4. To withhold light from: Thick shrubs blinded our downstairs windows.

[Middle English, from Old English; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blind′ing·ly adv.
blind′ly adv.
blind′ness n.

blinding

(ˈblaɪndɪŋ)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) sand or grit spread over a road surface to fill up cracks
2. (Civil Engineering) the process of laying blinding
3. (Civil Engineering) Also called: mattress a layer of concrete made with little cement spread over soft ground to seal it so that reinforcement can be laid on it
adj
4. making one blind or as if blind: blinding snow.
5. most noticeable; brilliant or dazzling: a blinding display of skill.
ˈblindingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blinding - shining intenselyblinding - shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

blinding

adjective
1. bright, brilliant, intense, shining, glowing, blazing, dazzling, vivid, glaring, gleaming, beaming, effulgent, bedazzling the blinding lights of the delivery room
2. amazing, striking, surprising, stunning, impressive, astonishing, staggering, sensational (informal), breathtaking, wondrous (archaic or literary), jaw-dropping, gee-whizz (slang) waiting for a blinding revelation that never came
3. painful, agonizing, excruciating, hellish, gut-wrenching, grievous, torturous a quick, blinding agony that jumped along her spine
Translations
فُجائيمُصيبٌ بالعَمى
blezkovýoslepujícíoslnivý
blændendemed ét
äärettömänsokaiseva
villanásnyi
allt í einublindandi
bleskový
slepeč
anigözleri kamaştırankör edici

blinding

[ˈblaɪndɪŋ] ADJ [light, glare] → cegador, deslumbrante
I've got a blinding headachetengo un dolor de cabeza que no veo

blinding

[ˈblaɪndɪŋ] adj
(= dazzling) [light, flash, white] → aveuglant(e)
to realize sth with a blinding flash → prendre subitement conscience de qch
[pain] → fulgurant(e)

blinding

adj lightblendend; truthins Auge stechend; headache, painfurchtbar; as blinding tears filled her eyesvon Tränen geblendet

blinding

[ˈblaɪndɪŋ] adj (flash, light) → accecante; (pain) → atroce

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.
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BLINDING LIGHT: Town Ambassador Andy Booth (right) with (from left) David Roebuck, Nicolas Swift and Chris Swift, of Swift Blinds, who supplied blinds for the bar areas at the John Smith''s Stadium
Perhaps my perfect vision of youth was blinding me to something greater.