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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Blind

BLIND, adjective

1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect, or by deprivation; not having sight.

2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable to understand or judge; ignorant; as authors are blind to their own defects.

BLIND should be followed by to; but it is followed by of, in the phrase, blind of an eye.

3. Unseen; ; out of public view; private; dark; sometimes implying contempt or censure; as a blind corner.

4. Dark; obscure; not easy to be found; not easily discernible; as a blind path.

5. Heedless; inconsiderate; undeliberating.

This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation or blind reprobation.

6. In scripture, blind implies not only want of discernment, but moral depravity.

BLIND, verb transitive To make blind; to deprive of sight.

1. To darken; to obscure to the eye.

Such darkness blinds the sky.

2. To darken the understanding; as, to blind the mind.

3. To darken or obscure to the understanding.

He endeavored to blind and confound the controversy.

4. To eclipse.

BLIND, or BLINDE, See Blend, an ore.

BLIND, noun Something to hinder the sight.

Civility casts a blind over the duty.

1. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding; as, one thing serves as a blind for another.

2. A screen; a cover; as a blind for a window, or for a horse.