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English definition of “blind”

blind

adjective uk   /blaɪnd/ us  

blind adjective (SIGHT)

B1 unable to see: She's been blind since birth. He started to go (= become) blind in his sixties.

blind adjective (EXTREME)

describes an extreme feeling that happens without thought or reason: blind anger/faith/prejudice

blind adjective (NOT CONSCIOUS)

describes an extreme feeling that happens without thought or reason: blind anger/faith/prejudice He was blind with fury (= so angry that he could not behave reasonably). be blind to sth C2 to not be conscious of something or to refuse to notice something that is obvious to others: She seems blind to his faults.
blindness
noun [U] uk   /ˈblaɪnd.nəs/ us  

blind

verb [T] uk   /blaɪnd/ us  

blind verb [T] (DAMAGE SIGHT)

to make someone unable to see, permanently or for a short time: She was blinded in an accident at an early age. Turning the corner the sun blinded me, so I didn't see the other car.

blind verb [T] (CAUSE TO IGNORE)

to make someone unable to notice or understand something: We mustn't let our prejudices blind us to the facts of the situation.

blind

noun uk   /blaɪnd/ us  

blind noun (WINDOW)

[C] (US shade) a cover for a window made of a single piece or strips of cloth, paper, or plastic that is pulled up or down by a string: a roller blind a Venetian blind

blind noun (SIGHT)

the blind C1 [plural] people who are unable to see: She trains guide dogs for the blind.
(Definition of blind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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