blindfold

  • 1 Blindfold — Blind fold , a. Having the eyes covered; blinded; having the mental eye darkened. Hence: Heedless; reckless; as, blindfold zeal; blindfold fury. [1913 Webster] Fate s blindfold reign the atheist loudly owns. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 blindfold — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of cloth tied around the head to cover someone s eyes. ► VERB ▪ deprive of sight with a blindfold. ► ADVERB ▪ with a blindfold covering the eyes. ORIGIN from obsolete blindfell «strike blind, blindfold», from Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 Blindfold — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 blindfold — lind fold , n. a flexible object placed over the eyes to prevent seeing; usually a strip of cloth wrapped around the head so as to cover the eyes. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 blindfold — index hoodwink Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 blindfold — [blīnd′fōld΄] vt. [altered (infl. by FOLD1) < ME blindfeld, struck blind, pp. of blindfellen < OE (ge)blindfellian: see BLIND + FELL2] 1. to cover the eyes of with a cloth or bandage 2. to hinder the sight or understanding of n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Blindfold Me — Infobox Single Name = Blindfold Me Artist = Kelis featuring Nas Album = Kelis Was Here B side = Released = October 2006 (U.S.) Format = Digital download, CD single, 12 single Recorded = 2005 at Westlake Audio (West Hollywood, California) Battery… …

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  • 8 blindfold — I UK [ˈblaɪn(d)ˌfəʊld] / US [ˈblaɪndˌfoʊld] noun [countable] Word forms blindfold : singular blindfold plural blindfolds something that is tied over someone s eyes so that they cannot see II = blindfolded blindfold UK [ˈblaɪn(d)ˌfəʊld] / US… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 blindfold — [[t]bla͟ɪndfoʊld[/t]] blindfolds, blindfolding, blindfolded 1) N COUNT A blindfold is a strip of cloth that is tied over someone s eyes so that they cannot see. 2) VERB If you blindfold someone, you tie a blindfold over their eyes. [V n] His… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 Blindfold — A blindfold (from Middle English blindfellen ) is a garment, usually of cloth, tied to one s head to cover the eyes to disable the wearer s sight. It can be worn when the eyes are in a closed state and thus prevents the wearer from opening them.… …

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  • 11 Blindfold — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Blindfold est le titre original du film Les Yeux bandés, sorti en 1965 ; Blindfold est un roman de Kevin J. Anderson, sorti en 1995 ; Blindfold… …

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  • 12 blindfold — {{11}}blindfold (n.) 1880, from BLINDFOLD (Cf. blindfold) (v.). {{12}}blindfold (v.) 1520s, alteration, by similarity to fold, of blindfelled (early 14c.), pp. of blindfellan blindfold, cover the eyes (with a bandage, etc.), also to strike blind… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 blindfold — blind|fold1 [ˈblaındfəuld US fould] n a piece of cloth that covers someone s eyes to prevent them from seeing anything blindfold 2 blindfold2 v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: blindfell to make blind, cover the eyes of (13 16 centuries), from blind …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 blindfold — /bluynd fohld /, v.t. 1. to prevent or occlude sight by covering (the eyes) with a cloth, bandage, or the like; cover the eyes of. 2. to impair the awareness or clear thinking of: Don t let their hospitality blindfold you to the true purpose of… …

    Universalium

  • 15 blindfold — noun a piece of cloth tied around a person s head to cover the eyes. verb deprive of sight with a blindfold. adverb Brit. with a blindfold covering the eyes. Origin C16: alt., by assoc. with fold1, of blindfeld, past participle of obs. blindfell… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 blindfold — I. transitive verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English blindfellen, blindfelden to strike blind, blindfold, from blind + fellen to fell Date: 1533 1. to cover the eyes of with or as if with a bandage 2. to hinder from seeing; especially to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 blindfold — blind|fold1 [ blaınd,fould ] noun count something that is tied over someone s eyes so that they cannot see blindfold blind|fold 2 [ blaınd,fould ] verb transitive to put a blindfold over someone s eyes …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 blindfold — 1 noun (C) a piece of cloth that covers someone s eyes to prevent them from seeing anything 2 verb (T) to cover someone s eyes: Blindfold the prisoner! 3 adverb also blindfolded 1 with your eyes covered 2 can do sth blindfold informal used to say …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 blindfold — v., n., adj., & adv. v.tr. 1 deprive (a person) of sight by covering the eyes, esp. with a tied cloth. 2 deprive of understanding; hoodwink. n. 1 a bandage or cloth used to blindfold. 2 any obstruction to understanding. adj. & adv. 1 with eyes… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 blindfold — [16] The original term for covering someone’s eyes with a bandage was blindfell [OE], which survived until the 16th century. This meant literally ‘strike someone blind’, the second element being the fell of ‘felling trees’. It appears that its… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins