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adj. blind•er, blind•est,
n., adv. adj.
Blind can be an adjective, a verb, or a noun.
If someone is blind, they cannot see, because there is something wrong with their eyes.
Don't say that 'someone's eyes are blind'.
If something blinds you, it makes you blind.
If something blinds you to a situation, it prevents you from being aware of it. This is the most common use of the verb blind.
You can refer to all the blind people in a country as the blind.
A blind is a wide roll of cloth or paper which you can pull down over a window in order to keep the light out, or to prevent people from looking in.
In American English, a device like this is sometimes called a shade or window shade.
Past participle: blinded
|Noun||1.||blind - people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group; "he spent hours reading to the blind"|
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
blind person - a person with a severe visual impairment
|2.||blind - a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters); "he waited impatiently in the blind"|
|3.||blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"|
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
shutter - a hinged blind for a window
window blind - a blind for privacy or to keep out light
|4.||blind - something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"|
|Verb||1.||blind - render unable to see |
bedazzle, daze, dazzle - to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light; "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"
seel - sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
snow-blind - affect with snow blindness; "the glare of the sun snow-blinded her"
|2.||blind - make blind by putting the eyes out; "The criminals were punished and blinded"|
alter, change, modify - 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"
abacinate - blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes; "The prisoners were abacinated by their captors"
|3.||blind - make dim by comparison or conceal |
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
|Adj.||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"--Kenneth Jernigan|
sighted - able to see
|2.||blind - unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; "blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"|
|3.||blind - not based on reason or evidence; "blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"|
irrational - not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"
sightless seeing, sighted
unaware of concerned, aware, conscious, noticeable, discerning, knowledgeable, attentive, alive to, observant, heedful
"If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch" Bible: St. Matthew
"There's none so blind as those who will not see"
"A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse"
a blind man → un ciego → un hombre ciego
to go blind → quedar(se) ciego
blind in one eye → tuerto
the accident left him blind → el accidente lo dejó ciego
to be blind with tears → estar cegado por las lágrimas
(as) blind as a bat → más ciego que un topo
to turn a blind eye (to sth) → hacer la vista gorda (con algo)
see also colour-blind
you've got to be blind not to see that it's a trick → hay que estar ciego para no darse cuenta de que es un engaño
I was so in love that I was blind → estaba tan enamorado que no podía ver claro
to be blind to sth → no poder ver algo
he is blind to her true character → no puede ver su verdadero carácter
to be blind to sb's faults → no ver los defectos de algn
to be blind to the consequences of one's actions → no ver las consecuencias de las acciones de uno
I am not blind to those considerations → no ignoro esas consideraciones
love is blind → el amor es ciego
a blind guess → una respuesta al azar
to be blind with rage → estar cegado por la ira, estar ciego de ira
a blind bit of sth it won't make a blind bit of difference → va a dar exactamente lo mismo
he didn't take a blind bit of notice → no hizo ni caso
it isn't a blind bit of use → no sirve absolutamente para nada
the blind → los ciegos
it's a case of the blind leading the blind → es como un ciego llevando a otro ciego
to bake pastry blind → cocer una masa en blanco or sin relleno
to be blind drunk → estar más borracho que una cuba
he swore blind that → juró y perjuró que ...
to be blinded in an accident → quedar ciego después de un accidente
to blind sb with science → deslumbrar a algn con conocimientos
blind corner N → curva f sin visibilidad
blind date N (= meeting) → cita f a ciegas
to go on a blind date with sb → tener una cita a ciegas con algn
blind man's buff N → gallina f ciega
blind spot N (Aut) → ángulo m muerto (Med) → punto m ciego
I have a blind spot about computers; computers are a blind spot with me → los ordenadores no son mi punto fuerte
blind test N (Marketing) → prueba f a ciegas
blind in one eye → aveugle d'un œil, borgne
a blind person → un(e) aveugle
to go blind → perdre la vue, devenir aveugle
to be blind to sth (fig) → ne pas voir qch
to turn a blind eye → fermer les yeux
to turn a blind eye to sth, to turn a blind eye on sth → fermer les yeux sur qch
to blind sb to sth → empêcher qn de voir qch
to blind sb to sb's faults → empêcher qn de voir les défauts de qnblind alley n → impasse fblind corner n (British) → virage m sans visibilitéblind date n (= occasion) → rendez-vous m arrangé (avec quelqu'un qu'on ne connaît pas) (= person) → inconnu(e) m/f (avec qui on a rendez-vous)
blind in one eye → cieco da un occhio, orbo
blind as a bat (fam) → cieco come una talpa
to go blind → diventare cieco
he was blind to her faults → non vedeva i suoi difetti
to turn a blind eye to → chiudere un occhio su
it's not a blind bit of use (fam) → non serve a un bel niente
he doesn't take a blind bit of notice of ... (fam) → non bada minimamente a...
it's a case of the blind leading the blind → è come mettere insieme uno storpio e uno sciancato