I UK [blaɪnd] / US adjective **
a) unable to see. Some people prefer to use the expression visually impaired

Her father is completely blind.

Blind and sighted children attend the same school.

go blind:

The disease made her go blind in one eye.

b) the blind people who cannot see
see note at disabled
2) [not usually before noun] unable to realize or admit the truth about something

How can you be so blind? He's obviously lying.

blind to:

The council is wilfully blind to the problems caused by the new regulations.

3) [only before noun] a blind emotion or belief is so strong that you do not question it in any way, even if it is unreasonable

Their opposition to the plan seemed to be driven by blind prejudice.

blind faith/obedience/loyalty etc:

blind loyalty to the leadership

blind panic/rage/terror:

In a blind panic, I dropped the bag and ran.

4) a blind corner is one where you cannot see what is coming towards you

She overtook on a blind bend and crashed.

turn a blind eye (to something) — to pretend you do not notice something, because you should do something about it but you do not want to

We're not supposed to park here, but the authorities usually turn a blind eye.

Derived word:
noun uncountable

Meningitis can cause blindness.

This statement revealed a complete blindness to reality.

II UK [blaɪnd] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "blind":
present tense I/you/we/they blind he/she/it blinds present participle blinding past tense blinded past participle blinded
a) to damage someone's eyes so that they are unable to see again

She was blinded in a car crash at the age of 21.

b) to make someone unable to see for a short time

The low sun blinded her as she drove up the hill.

For a moment he was blinded by tears.

2) to prevent someone from realizing or admitting the truth about something

The crowd was blinded by his rhetoric.

blind someone to something:

Her hatred blinded her to the fact that Joe could have helped her.

blind someone with science/technology — to explain something to someone in a very complicated way, in order to impress them rather than to help them understand

III UK [blaɪnd] / US adverb
without being able to see what is happening or where you are going

The pilot had to fly blind.

rob/cheat someone blindinformal to succeed completely in cheating someone and taking their money

He found out she'd been robbing him blind for months.

IV UK [blaɪnd] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "blind":
singular blind plural blinds
[often plural] a window cover that you pull down from the top to the bottom

You can adjust the blinds to keep out the glare.

English dictionary. 2014.


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