blind Definition

  • 1unable to see because of injury, disease, or a congenital condition
  • 2lacking perception, awareness, or judgement
  • 3done without being able to see or without necessary information

Using blind: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "blind" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was born blind and has never seen the world.

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    The witness was blind to the truth of the situation.

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    The company made a blind decision without consulting their employees.

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    She played the game blindfolded to make it more challenging.

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    The blind leading the blind is a dangerous situation.

blind Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with blind

  • to ignore something intentionally or pretend not to notice it


    The teacher turned a blind eye to the student's cheating.

  • having very poor eyesight


    Without her glasses, she's blind as a bat.

  • when you are in love, you do not see the faults of the person you love


    She knows he's not perfect, but love is blind.

Origins of blind

from Old English 'blind', from Proto-Germanic 'blinda', meaning 'blind'


Summary: blind in Brief

The term 'blind' [blaɪnd] refers to the inability to see due to injury, disease, or congenital condition. It also denotes lacking perception, awareness, or judgement, and doing something without necessary information. Examples include 'He was born blind and has never seen the world,' and 'The company made a blind decision without consulting their employees.' Phrases like 'turn a blind eye' and 'blind as a bat' add idiomatic flavor to the term.

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