- to prevent or occlude sight by covering (the eyes) with a cloth, bandage, or the like; cover the eyes of.
- to impair the awareness or clear thinking of: Don't let their hospitality blindfold you to the true purpose of their invitation.
- a cloth or bandage put before the eyes to prevent seeing.
- with the eyes covered: a blindfold test.
- rash; unthinking: a blindfold denunciation before knowing the facts.
Origin of blindfold
Examples from the Web for blindfolded
He was taken into a room, blindfolded and led to believe he was going to be hanged.A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran
Mitra Pourshajari, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights
December 26, 2014
But his planned attempt to walk over Chicago while blindfolded may be the craziest yet.Nik Wallenda’s Blindfolded Tightrope Caper: Defying Death Over The Chicago River
November 2, 2014
“[I] had ear muffs placed over my ears, my eyes were blindfolded, and I was placed in handcuffs,” he reports.What It’s Like to Be Snatched by the Delta Force
October 9, 2014
But there was no way, as they stood there blindfolded in the darkened room, to know if they were being told the truth or not.A Torture Survivor on Ukraine's Tortured Ceasefire
September 11, 2014
The video showed a blindfolded man kneeling on the ground with his hands bound behind his back.The Brewing Battle for Baghdad
August 3, 2014
Rosalie clapped her hands, and offered herself to be blindfolded.Night and Morning, Complete
Posy, among the rest, was blindfolded, and led up to the table.
"Alice may come in blindfolded if you like," said Miss Walker.
"Oh, I should recognise him if I were blindfolded," I answered.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
No, for I was blindfolded and bound miles before reaching there.Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer
Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
- to prevent (a person or animal) from seeing by covering (the eyes)
- to prevent from perceiving or understanding
- a piece of cloth, bandage, etc, used to cover the eyes
- any interference to sight
- having the eyes covered with a cloth or bandage
- chess not seeing the board and pieces
- rash; inconsiderate
Word Origin and History for blindfolded
1520s, alteration, by similarity to fold, of blindfelled (early 14c.), past participle of blindfellan "blindfold, cover the eyes (with a bandage, etc.)," also "to strike blind" (c.1200), from Old English (ge)blindfellian "to strike blind," from blind (adj.) + Anglian gefeollan "to strike down," as in to fell a tree (see fell (v.)). Related: Blindfolded; blindfolding.
1880, from blindfold (v.).
Idioms and Phrases with blindfolded
see do blindfolded.