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SYNONYMS FOR blind

8 concealed.
28 hiding place, ambush.

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Idioms for blind

    fly blind. fly2 (def. 34).

Origin of blind

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English adjective cognate with Gothic blinds, Old Norse blindr, German, Dutch blind (from Germanic blindaz, perhaps akin to blend; original sense uncertain, perhaps “to make cloudy”); verb derivative of the adjective

synonym study for blind

1. Blind, stone-blind, purblind mean unable to see. Blind means unable to see with the physical eyes. Stone-blind emphasizes complete blindness. Purblind refers to weakened vision, literally or figuratively. 25. See curtain.

regional variation note for blind

27. See window shade.

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British Dictionary definitions for blind

Derived forms of blind

blindly, adverbblindness, noun

Word Origin for blind

Old English blind; related to Old Norse blindr, Old High German blint; Lettish blendu to see dimly; see blunder

usage for blind

It is preferable to avoid using phrases such as the blind . Instead you should talk about blind and partially sighted people
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Medical definitions for blind

blind
[ blīnd ]

adj.

Unable to see; without useful sight.
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).
Of, relating to, or for sightless persons.
Closed at one end, as a tube or sac.

Other words from blind

blindness n.
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Idioms and Phrases with blind

blind

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