people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
"he spent hours reading to the blind"
a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
"he waited impatiently in the blind"
a protective covering 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"
unable to see
"a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan
unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
"blind to a lover's faults"; "blind to the consequences of their actions"
not based on reason or evidence
"blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"
render unable to see
make blind by putting the eyes out
"The criminals were punished and blinded"
make dim by comparison or conceal
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.
E'en children followed with endearing wile.
GoldsmithDeserted Village, l. 184.
A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for blind
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أعمى, عمياءArabic
- сляп, щори, жалузи, ослепявам, заслепявамBulgarian
- orb, cec, persiana, cegarCatalan, Valencian
- blaind, dallWelsh
- gardin, rullegardin, blind, blændeDanish
- Blind, blendenGerman
- ciego, celosía, persiana, ciega, cegarSpanish
- pime, pimestamaEstonian
- پرده کرکره, کور, نابیناPersian
- sokea, pienintäkään, käsittämätön, umpinainen, sokko, verho, rullaverho, linjakilpi, puhdas, vähintäkään, umpi, sälekaihdin, markiisi, sokkopanos, sokkona, sokeuttaa, sokeasti, sokaistaFinnish
- store, blind, mal-voyant, mal-voyante, aveugle, aveuglerFrench
- blynWestern Frisian
- sgàile, dallScottish Gaelic
- invidente, cego, persiana, cegarGalician
- עיוור, תריסHebrew
- vak, vakítHungarian
- կույր, կուրացնելArmenian
- blinda, blindigarIdo
- orbo, tenda, cieco, accecare, ciecamenteItalian
- 盲, 見えない, 無条件, 盲目, 失明Japanese
- 눈이 멀다Korean
- caecus, caecōLatin
- blannLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- akls, neredzīgs, apžilbinātLatvian
- buta, tunanetraMalay
- blind, verblinden, blendenDutch
- blindNorwegian Nynorsk
- blende, blindeNorwegian
- òrb, cecOccitan
- zasłona, ślepy, niewidomyPolish
- cego, persiana, cegarPortuguese
- orb, tschorv, orvRomansh
- шторы, маркиза, ставни, слепой, жалюзи, незрячий, слепить, ослеплять, вслепую, ослепитьRussian
- tzegu, tzecu, ceguSardinian
- slep, slijep, слеп, слијепSerbo-Croatian
- slep, oslepiti, zaslepitiSlovene
- persienn, mörk, synskadad, rullgardin, gardin, jalousi, markis, blind, förblinda, bländaSwedish
- gözsüz, görmez, kör, âmâ, görme engelliTurkish
- mù, đui mùVietnamese
- bleinik, rulakörten, bleinükönVolapük
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