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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blind:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb blind:


The word blind is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun blind

What does blind mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blinds

  1. people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • example: he spent hours reading to the blind
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: people = any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • member: blind person = a person with a severe visual impairment
  2. a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • example: he waited impatiently in the blind
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: concealment / cover / covert / screen = a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
  3. a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
  4. something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

Alternative definition of the noun blind


  1. A covering for a window to keep out light. The covering may be made of cloth or of narrow slats that can block light or allow it to pass.
  2. Any device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind.
  3. [baseball, slang] An 1800s baseball term meaning no score.
  4. [poker] A forced bet.
  5. [poker] A player who is or was forced to make a bet.

Specialised definition of the noun blind

Glossary of sports / bowling

a score marked for a team's absent player. In many leagues, the bowler's average or the average minus ten pins is used. In others, it's a set score, such as 140 for men and 120 for women

Definition of the adjective blind

What does blind mean as an attribute of a noun?

Blind is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: blinder | blindest

  1. unable to see
  2. unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
  3. not based on reason or evidence

Alternative definition of the adjective blind


  1. [not comparable, of a person or animal] Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
  2. [not comparable, of an eye] Unable to being used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
  3. [comparable] Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.
  4. [not comparable] Of a place, having little or no visibility; as, a blind corner.
  5. [not comparable, engineering] Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley.
  6. [not comparable] Without opening; as, a blind wall.
  7. smallest or slightest in phrases such as
  8. [not comparable] without any prior knowledge.
  9. [not comparable] unconditional

Definition of the adverb blind

What does blind mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. Without seeing; unseeingly.
  2. In three card brag, without looking at the cards dealt.

Definition of the verb blind

What does blind mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blinded | blinding | blinds

  1. render unable to see
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more specific words:
      • bedazzle / dazzle / daze = to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
      • seel = sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
      • snow-blind = affect with snow blindness
  2. make blind by putting the eyes out
    • example: The criminals were punished and blinded
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific word: abacinate = blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes
  3. make dim by comparison or conceal
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of blind: dim
    • more generic word: darken = make dark or darker


  1. "Blind" is a 2011 South Korean crime thriller film directed by Ahn Sang-hoon and starring Kim Ha-neul and Yoo Seung-ho in the lead roles. Kim received Best Actress honors at the 48th Grand Bell Awards and the 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performance.
  2. "Blind" is a 2014 Drama film written and directed by Eskil Vogt.
  3. "Blind": An albino woman and a blind man develop an indiscriminate love for one another.
  4. "Blind" is a 2011 short film directed by Annika Larsson.
  5. "Blind" is a 1987 documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on (28 years ago)
  6. "Blind" is a film.
  7. "Blind" is a 2003 short film directed by Saskia Jell.
    • country: Germany
    • language: German Language
    • released in (12 years ago)
  8. "Blind" a.k.a. "Toen 't licht verdween": Toen 't licht verdween is a 1918 Dutch silent drama film directed by Maurits Binger.


Blind a.k.a. Dr Blind: Dr. Blind is a fictional character from the 1955 film Rauschende Melodien.

Phrases with Blind

Phrases starting with the word Blind:

  1. blind eel
  2. blind gut
  3. Blind Map
  4. Blind Pig
  5. blind bend
  6. blind date
  7. Blind Goby
  8. Blind hole
  9. Blind item
  10. Blind Mole
  11. blind pool
  12. Blind Rays
  13. blind side
  14. blind spot

Phrases ending with the word Blind:

  1. Big Blind
  2. Day-Blind
  3. fly blind
  4. I'm Blind
  5. red-blind
  6. blue-blind

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blind

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Google previewSchool Grammar (1890)

by David Salmon

A Verb a Is used before the Noun blind An Adjective blind Is the name of what the window has A Noim This poor man is Says which man An Adjective An.

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

B Blind Spot Cross Reference Scotoma Blind Spot The blind spot is defined anatomically as the point on the retina at which axons from the retinal ganglion cells enter the optic nerve; since this area is devoid of photoreceptors there is a ...

Google previewThe Zombie Movie Encyclopedia (2000)

by Peter Dendle

The Thirst of Baron Blood see Baron Blood Those Cruel and Bloody Vampires see Tombs of the Blind ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment (2002)

by Jill Sardegna, Susan Shelly, Scott Steidl

Goehner, National Industries for the Blind, ...

Google previewTennessee Biographical Dictionary (2000)

by Jan Onofrio

Armi- tage, a blind gentleman of wealth and position in England, the way was opened for a national training school for blind youth. Armitage assured Campbell, then visiting London, that while graduates ...

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Quotes about Blind

All but blind
In his chambered hole,
Gropes for worms
The four-clawed mole.

All but blind
In the burning day,
The barn owl
Blunders on her way.

And blind as are
These three to me,
So blind to someone
I must be. (Walter de la Mare)
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Scrabble value of B3L1I1N1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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