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Meaning of BLINDFOLD

Pronunciation:  'blInd`fowld

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a cloth used to cover the eyes
  2. [adj]  wearing a blindfold
  3. [v]  cover the eyes of someone to prevent him from seeing
 

BLINDFOLD is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: blind, blindfolded, unsighted
 
 See Also: cloth covering, cover

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Blind"fold`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blindfolded}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Blindfolding}.] [OE. blindfolden, blindfelden,
    blindfellen; AS. blind blind + prob. fellan, fyllan, to fell,
    strike down.]
    To cover the eyes of, as with a bandage; to hinder from
    seeing.
    
          And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on
          the face.                                --Luke xxii.
                                                   64.
    
    
  2. \Blind"fold`\, a.
    Having the eyes covered; blinded; having the mental eye
    darkened. Hence: Heedless; reckless; as, blindfold zeal;
    blindfold fury.
    
          Fate's blindfold reign the atheist loudly owns.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bandage, bedazzle, benight, blind, blind the eyes, blinders, blinds, blinkers, darken, daze, dazzle, deprive of sight, dim, eclipse, excecate, eye patch, glare, gouge, hoodwink, make blind, obscure, snow-blind, strike blind
 

 

 

 

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