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blindfold definition

Overview

This page has 7 definitions of blindfold in English. Blindfold is a noun, an adjective, an adverb and verb. Examples of how to use blindfold in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

From Middle English blyndefolde, blyndfuld, blynfold, blindfeld, blindfelt, yblynfeld, variants of y-blyndfalled, blyndfelled, etc. ("stricken blind, blindfolded"), past participle of Middle English blindfellen (to strike blind), from blind (to blind) and fellen (to fell), equivalent to blind +‎ felled.

Noun

blindfold (plural blindfolds)

  1. A covering, usually a bandage, for the eyes, blocking light to the eyes.
    I put a blindfold over my boyfriend's eyes and told him I had a surprise for him.
  2. Something that obscures vision (literally or metaphorically).

Translations

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Adjective

blindfold (not comparable)

  1. Having the eyes covered so as to obscure vision
  2. Thoughtless; reckless.

Adverb

blindfold (not comparable)

  1. With the eyes covered so as to obscure vision.
    • 1962 April, J. N. Faulkner, “Summer Saturday at Waterloo”, in Modern Railways, page 258:
      The commuters from the suburbs come unencumbered with luggage, children and prams, and can almost be relied upon to find their way blindfold to their trains.

Verb

blindfold (third-person singular simple present blindfolds, present participle blindfolding, simple past and past participle blindfolded)

  1. To cover the eyes, in order to make someone unable to see.
    Children need to be blindfolded before they hit the piñata.
  2. To obscure understanding or comprehension.

Translations

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