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Blind Definition and Meaning

By Fiza Rafique & Maham Liaqat — Updated on March 6, 2024
Blind means unable to see; lacking the sense of sight. e.g., The blind student learned to read Braille.

Blind Definitions

Not having or based on reason or intelligence.
They made a blind choice without considering the consequences.
Designed to deceive or mislead.
The email was a blind for phishing attempts.
Unquestioning or without reason.
She had a blind loyalty to her friends.
Hidden or concealed.
The detective discovered a blind alleyway.
Lacking understanding or knowledge.
He was blind to the cultural differences.
Lacking vision.
The accident left him blind in one eye.
Lacking perception, awareness, or discernment.
He was blind to the obvious truth.
Incapable of being seen.
The document contained a blind watermark.
Used to block out light.
She pulled down the blinds to darken the room.
Without a clear direction or purpose.
The company was making blind investments.
Unable to see with the eyes; sightless.
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.
Performed or made without the benefit of background information that might prejudice the outcome or result
Blind taste tests used in marketing studies.
Performed without preparation, experience, or knowledge
A blind stab at answering the question.
Performed by instruments and without the use of sight
Blind navigation.
Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
Blind to a lover's faults.
Not based on reason or evidence; unquestioning
Put blind faith in their leaders.
(Slang) Drunk.
Lacking reason or purpose
Blind fate.
Blind choice.
Incompletely or illegibly addressed
Blind mail.
Hidden from sight
A blind seam.
Screened from the view of oncoming motorists
A blind driveway.
Secret or otherwise undisclosed
A blind item in a military budget.
Closed at one end
A blind socket.
A blind passage.
Having no opening
A blind wall.
Immoderate or unrestrained
Blind rage.
(Botany) Failing to produce flowers or fruits
A blind bud.
(used with a pl. verb) Blind people considered as a group. Used with the
A radio station for reading to the blind.
Often blinds Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
A shelter for concealing hunters, photographers, or observers of wildlife.
Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
A forced bet in poker that is placed before the cards are dealt.
Without seeing; blindly.
Without the aid of visual reference
Flew blind through the fog.
Without forethought or provision; unawares
Entered into the scheme blind.
Without significant information, especially that might affect an outcome or result
“When you read blind, you see everything but the author” (Margaret Atwood).
(Informal) Into a stupor
Drank themselves blind.
Used as an intensive
Thieves in the bazaar robbed us blind.
To deprive of sight
Was blinded in an industrial accident.
To dazzle
Skiers temporarily blinded by sunlight on snow.
To deprive of perception or insight
Prejudice that blinded them to the proposal's merits.
To withhold light from
Thick shrubs blinded our downstairs windows.
(not comparable) Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
Even a blind hen sometimes finds a grain of corn.
Braille is a writing system for the blind.
His blind eye
(comparable) Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.
The lovers were blind to each other's faults.
Authors are blind to their own defects.
(not comparable) Of a place, having little or no visibility.
A blind path
A blind ditch
A blind corner
(not comparable) Closed at one end; having a dead end; exitless.
A blind alley
A blind fistula
A blind gut
(not comparable) Having no openings for light or passage; both dark and exitless.
A blind wall
A blind alley
Smallest or slightest.
I shouted, but he didn't take a blind bit of notice.
We pulled and pulled, but it didn't make a blind bit of difference.
(not comparable) Without any prior knowledge.
He took a blind guess at which fork in the road would take him to the airport.
I went into the meeting totally blind, so I really didn't have a clue what I was talking about.
(not comparable) Unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc.
Blind deference
Blind justice
Blind punishment
(science) Using blinded study design, wherein information is purposely limited to prevent bias.
A blind trial
Unintelligible or illegible.
A blind passage in a book; blind writing
(horticulture) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit.
Blind buds
Blind flowers
A movable covering for a window to keep out light, made of cloth or of narrow slats that can block light or allow it to pass.
A destination sign mounted on a public transport vehicle displaying the route destination, number, name and/or via points, etc.
Any device intended to conceal or hide.
A duck blind
Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
(military) A blindage.
A hiding place.
The blindside.
No score.
(poker) A forced bet: the small blind or the big blind.
The blinds are $10 and $20, and the ante is $1.
(poker) A player who is forced to pay such a bet.
The blinds immediately folded when I reraised.
(transitive) To make temporarily or permanently blind.
The light was so bright that for a moment he was blinded.
Don't wave that pencil in my face - do you want to blind me?
To curse.
To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal.
To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel, for example a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.
Without seeing; unseeingly.
(colloquial) Absolutely, totally.
To swear blind
Without looking at the cards dealt.
As a pastry case only, without any filling.
Blind bake your pie case for fifteen minutes, then add the filling. This will help avoid a "soggy bottom".
Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forgetThe precious treasure of his eyesight lost.
Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,That they may stumble on, and deeper fall.
Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation nor to blind reprobation.
Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path; a blind ditch.
Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood.
Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers.
To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . . a much greater.
To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
Her beauty all the rest did blind.
To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
Such darkness blinds the sky.
The state of the controversy between us he endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound.
To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.
Something to hinder sight or keep out light; a screen; a cover; esp. a hinged screen or shutter for a window; a blinder for a horse.
Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
A blindage. See Blindage.
A halting place.
See Blende.
People who have severe visual impairments;
He spent hours reading to the blind
A hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters);
He waited impatiently in the blind
Something that keeps things out or hinders sight;
They had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet
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
Render unable to see
Make blind by putting the eyes out;
The criminals were punished and blinded
Make dim by comparison or conceal
Unable to see
Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand;
Blind to a lover's faults
Blind to the consequences of their actions

Blind Snonyms


Not having sight; blind.
Unsighted individuals develop other senses more acutely.


Unable to see; lacking the sense of sight; blind.
The sightless man navigated the streets with his cane.


Not seeing or noticing something, either deliberately or because you are not paying attention.
He walked past her with an unseeing gaze.


Deprived of sight; made unable to see.
He was temporarily blinded by the bright lights.


Not discovered or known about; uncertain. Also used metaphorically to describe lack of understanding or awareness.
The origins of the ritual remain obscure.


Not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.
He was oblivious to the dangers of his situation.


Lacking vision, foresight, or discernment.
The company's visionless leadership led to its decline.


Covered or concealed as if by a veil.
She had a veiled understanding of the truth behind the events.


Concealed; kept out of sight.
The true meaning behind his words was hidden.


Having no knowledge of a situation or fact.
They were completely unaware of the impending storm.

Blind Idioms & Phrases

Turn a blind eye

To ignore something intentionally.
The authorities turned a blind eye to the illegal activities.

Blind spot

An area where one's view is obstructed.
Every driver should be aware of the blind spots around their vehicle.

Blind as a bat

Having very poor vision.
Without my glasses, I'm as blind as a bat.

Blind leading the blind

An inexperienced person guiding another inexperienced person.
With both of us new to cooking, it was the blind leading the blind.

Blind alley

A direction or path that leads nowhere.
That line of inquiry turned out to be a blind alley.

In the blind

Without adequate information or knowledge.
They were operating in the blind when they launched the product.

Blind justice

The principle that justice should be impartial.
The scales of blind justice weigh the evidence without bias.

Flying blind

Operating without guidance or clear direction.
Without the data, we were essentially flying blind.

Blind faith

Belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination.
They followed the leader with blind faith.

A shot in the blind

A wild guess.
Choosing the answer was a shot in the blind.


Taken by surprise.
The news of the merger completely blind-sided the employees.

Blind ambition

Ambition without moral considerations.
His blind ambition led him to betray his closest friends.

Blind date

A date with someone one has never met before.
She was nervous about her blind date.

Blind with rage

Extremely angry.
He was blind with rage after the betrayal.

Go in blind

To start something without knowledge or preparation.
We went in blind and had to figure out everything on the spot.

Blind trust

A trust managed by others, where the beneficiary has no control or knowledge of the assets.
Politicians often set up blind trusts to avoid conflicts of interest.

Blind side

To surprise someone, usually in an unpleasant way.
The sudden change in plans completely blindsided us.

Blind tasting

Tasting food or drink without knowing the brand or origin to avoid bias.
The wine club organized a blind tasting event.

Rob someone blind

To steal all that someone has.
The corrupt official robbed the town blind.

Blind as a mole

Having very poor vision or awareness.
When it comes to social cues, he's as blind as a mole.

Blind rage

Extreme and uncontrollable anger.
Overwhelmed by the injustice, she was consumed by blind rage.

Blind curve

A bend in the road that obstructs one's view of oncoming traffic.
The accident happened at a blind curve, where visibility was poor.

Love is blind

Love makes people overlook each other's faults.
They say love is blind, which must be why she overlooks his flaws.

Blind guess

A guess made without any knowledge or information.
His answer was a blind guess, but it turned out to be correct.

Blind spot monitoring

A safety feature in vehicles to detect objects in the driver's blind spots.
My new car comes with blind spot monitoring to prevent accidents.

Blind copy (Bcc)

To send a copy of an email to someone without the other recipients' knowledge.
I'll blind copy you on the email so you're in the loop.

The blind leading the blind

A situation where a person who knows nothing is getting advice and help from another person who knows almost nothing.
Asking for investment advice from someone with no financial background is the blind leading the blind.

Blind review

An evaluation or review where the reviewers do not know the author's identity.
The journal uses a blind review process to ensure impartiality.

Blind auction

An auction where the bids are not revealed until the end.
The charity held a blind auction to raise funds.

Blind Example Sentences

Blind faith can sometimes lead to trouble.
Many were blind to the risks involved in the venture.
The path ended in a blind alley, offering no further passage.
They took a blind gamble on the new market.
Guide dogs are trained to assist blind individuals.
The tunnel was a blind, leading nowhere.
To prevent the early morning light, she installed blackout blinds in her bedroom.
His blind optimism kept him from seeing the potential pitfalls.
The artist used a technique to create a blind embossing on the paper.
The entrepreneur's blind ambition drove him to work tirelessly.
The new policy was a blind spot in their strategy, overlooked by many.
She was completely blind to his manipulative behavior.
The windows were fitted with vertical blinds to adjust the light.
She felt her way down the blind corridor, unable to see in the darkness.
The blind man walked confidently down the street, cane in hand.
In a game of blind chess, players must keep track of all moves in their heads.
Guide dogs are trained to assist blind individuals in their daily activities.
Technology has advanced to provide better aids for the blind, like smart canes and reading devices.
The agreement turned out to be a blind, hiding the real intent of the merger.
Many apps now offer features that make them more accessible to blind users.
Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read by the fingers of blind people.
Blind faith can lead to disappointment if not grounded in reality.
Blind spots in a car are areas that the driver cannot see through the mirrors.
Organizations around the world work to support blind and visually impaired individuals.
Schools for the blind focus on teaching skills that enhance independence and integration.
Blind tasting of wines ensures that the judges' opinions are not influenced by brand or price.
The blind alley ended abruptly, leaving no option but to turn back.
Some people prefer blind baking the crust of a pie to ensure it's fully cooked.
The community rallied to create a more blind-friendly environment in public spaces.
The blind audition concept in the show allows judges to focus solely on the voice.

Common Curiosities

How do we divide "blind" into syllables?

"Blind" is a single syllable word, so it is not divided.

What is the verb form of "blind"?

The base verb form is "blind," with "blinds," "blinded," and "blinding" as its other forms.

What is a stressed syllable in "blind"?

Since "blind" has only one syllable, that syllable is stressed: blind.

What is the pronunciation of "blind"?

"Blind" is pronounced as /blaɪnd/.

How many syllables are in "blind"?

There is one syllable in "blind."

How is "blind" used in a sentence?

"Blind" can describe the state of not being able to see, e.g., Blind people develop other heightened senses.

What is the root word of "blind"?

The root of "blind" is from the Old English word "blind," related to the absence of sight.

What is the second form of "blind"?

The second form is "blinded," which is the simple past tense.

Why is it called "blind"?

"Blind" originates from the Old English "blind," meaning unable to see, reflecting the absence or impairment of sight.

What is the opposite of blind?

The opposite of "blind" is "sighted," referring to the ability to see.

Is blind an adverb?

No, "blind" is not used as an adverb.

What is the first form of "blind"?

The first form is "blind," which is the base form of the verb.

What is the third form of "blind"?

The third form is "blinded," used as the past participle.

Is blind a noun or adjective?

"Blind" is primarily an adjective, but can also be used as a noun (e.g., in "the blind") and a verb.

Is blind a collective noun?

"Blind" can be used as a collective noun when referring to blind people as a group.

Is the word blind Gerund?

No, "blind" is not used as a gerund. The gerund form would be "blinding," e.g., "Blinding others with high beams is dangerous."

What is the singular form of "blind"?

The singular form is "blind."

What is the plural form of blind?

The plural form is "blinds" when referring to window coverings, or "the blind" when referring to blind individuals collectively.

Is blind a countable noun?

As a noun, "blind" is uncountable when referring to the condition of being unable to see.

Is the word “blind” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

"Blind" can serve as a direct object when used as a noun, e.g., "Guide dogs help the blind."

Which vowel is used before blind?

The vowel "i" is used in "blind."

Which preposition is used with blind?

Prepositions like "to" or "for" can be used with "blind," e.g., "Blind to the consequences."

Is blind a negative or positive word?

"Blind" is generally considered neutral, but it can have negative connotations depending on the context.

Which determiner is used with blind?

Determiners like "the" or "a" can be used with "blind," e.g., "The blind man walked by."

Which conjunction is used with blind?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used with "blind," e.g., "Blind but capable."

What part of speech is "blind"?

"Blind" is primarily used as an adjective but can also function as a verb.

What is another term for "blind"?

Another term for "blind" could be "sightless" or "visionless," depending on the context.

Is blind an abstract noun?

No, "blind" is not an abstract noun; it is an adjective or a noun referring to a tangible condition.

Is blind a vowel or consonant?

The word "blind" starts with a consonant 'b'.

Is the blind term a metaphor?

"Blind" can be used metaphorically to describe lack of awareness or understanding, e.g., "blind love."

Is the word blind is imperative?

"Blind" can be used in imperative sentences when used as a verb, e.g., "Do not blind yourself to the truth."

Which article is used with blind?

The definite article "the" is often used with "blind," e.g., "The blind community."

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