(of an image) Not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges.
(figuratively) not clear, not with well-defined boundaries.
- If I take off my glasses, everything close up looks blurry .
- It would seem that the line between flirting and sexual harrassment has become quite blurry.
* (archaic) blinde
(not comparable, of a person or animal) Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
* 1883 , ,
- He that is strucken blind cannot forget / The precious treasure of his eyesight lost.
(not comparable, of an eye) Unable to be used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
(comparable) Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.
- He was plainly blind , for he tapped before him with a stick, and wore a great green shade over his eyes and nose...
- The lovers were blind to each other's faults.
(not comparable) Of a place, having little or no visibility.
- Authors are blind to their own defects.
- a blind''' path; a '''blind''' ditch; a '''blind corner
(not comparable) Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley.
(not comparable) Having no openings for light or passage.
- the blind mazes of this tangled wood
smallest or slightest in phrases such as
- a blind''' wall, open only at one end; a '''blind''' alley; a '''blind gut
- I shouted, but he didn't take a blind bit of notice.
(not comparable) without any prior knowledge.
- ''We pulled and pulled, but it didn't make a blind bit of difference.
(not comparable) unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc.
- He took a blind guess at which fork in the road would take him to the airport.
- blind deference
- blind punishment
Unintelligible or illegible.
- This plan is recommended neither to blind' approbation nor to ' blind reprobation.
(horticulture) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit.
- a blind''' passage in a book; '''blind writing
- blind''' buds; '''blind flowers
* blind alley
* blind as a bat
* blind curve
* blind date
* blind drunk (See also )
* blind gut
* blind map
* blind pig
* blind pool
* blind spot
* blind stamp
* the blind leading the blind
* blind tiger
* blindman's buff
* love is blind
* rob somebody blind
* invisible (unable to be seen )
* print disabled
A covering for a window to keep out light. The may be made of cloth or of narrow slats that can block light or allow it to pass.
A mounted on a public transport vehicle displaying the route destination, number, name and/or via points, etc.
Any device intended to conceal or hide.
Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
(military) A blindage.
A halting place.
- a duck blind
(poker) A forced bet.
(poker) A player who is or was forced to make a bet.
* (destination sign) rollsign (mainly US)
* big blind
* small blind
* Venetian blind
* blind map
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?
(slang, obsolete) To curse.
* 1890 , Rudyard Kipling,
- A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead is a much greater.
- If you're cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind,
- Don't grouse like a woman, nor crack on, nor blind ;
- Be handy and civil, and then you will find
To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal.
- That it's beer for the young British soldier.
- Such darkness blinds the sky.
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.
- The state of the controversy between us he endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound.
* blind with science
Without seeing; unseeingly.
(poker, three card brag) Without looking at the cards dealt.