adjective Etymology: Middle English, probably alteration of *samblind, from Old English sam- half (akin to Old High German sāmi- half) + blind — more at semi- Date: 15th century having poor eyesight ; purblind

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  • Sand-blind — a. [For sam blind half blind; AS. s[=a]m half (akin to semi ) + blind.] Having defective sight; dim sighted; purblind. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand-blind — sandblindness, n. /sand bluynd /, adj. partially blind; dim sighted. [1350 1400; ME; alter. (assimilated to SAND) of OE *samblind half blind, equiv. to sam half (akin to SEMI ) + blind BLIND] * * * …   Universalium

  • sand-blind — /ˈsænd blaɪnd/ (say sand bluynd) adjective Obsolete partially blind; dim sighted. {Middle English; alteration, by folk etymology, of *samblind, from Old English sām half (distantly related to Latin sēmi ) + blind} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sand-blind — adjective having greatly reduced vision • Syn: ↑dim sighted, ↑near blind, ↑purblind, ↑visually impaired, ↑visually challenged • Similar to: ↑blind, ↑unsighted …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand-blind — partially blind, having partial vision loss …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sand´-blind´ness — sand blind «SAND BLYND», adjective. Archaic. half blind; dim sighted; purblind. ╂[perhaps alteration of unrecorded Old English samblind < sām part, half + blind blind] –sand´ blind´ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blind — Blind, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blinded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blinding}.] 1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. To blind the truth and me. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blind River, Ontario — Infobox City official name = Town of Blind River other name = native name = nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = The harbour on the North Channel in Blind River. flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank… …   Wikipedia

  • blind — Für etwas blind sein: etwas nicht sehen wollen. Wichtiges oder Gefährliches nicht wahrnehmen; das, was alle anderen sehen, nicht erkennen können.{{ppd}}    Das unvernünftige und unverständliche Verhalten eines Menschen wird mit dem eines Blinden… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • Blind Idiot God (album) — Infobox Album Name = Blind Idiot God Type = studio Artist = Blind Idiot God Released = 1987 Recorded = January – February 1987 Genre = Instrumental rock Length = Label = SST Producer = Martin Bisi Blind Idiot God Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4.5|5… …   Wikipedia

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