blind blind  /b ˈlaɪnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
  2. (n) a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
  3. (n) a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
  4. (n) something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
  5. (v) render unable to see
  6. (v) make blind by putting the eyes out
  7. (v) make dim by comparison or conceal
  8. (adj) unable to see
  9. (adj) unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
  10. (adj) not based on reason or evidence

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Whether or not it involves cronyism and cover-up, the affair of the White House travel office is a tale of ineptitude by officials who blindly followed bureaucratic rules.
  2. People with corrected vision of 20200 or worse are legally blind.
  3. When he was younger, the blind were prohibited from pursuing college degrees in China, so Chen could only audit law classes.

News

  1. Red scare: Blind Chinese dissident claims Chinese communist conquest of U.S. academia

    Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has now released a statement concerning his allegations that New York University is severing relations with him to curry favor with China’s oppressive Communist government and assure completion of a gleaming portal campus in Shanghai.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Daily Caller via Yahoo! News

  2. Blind Activist Chen Says NYU Pressured By China To Force Him Out

    Chen Guangcheng says New York University is ending his fellowship after it received "unrelenting pressure" from "Chinese communists." Chen, a blind human rights activist, became an international symbol of Chinese oppression after he escaped from house arrest last year and sought refu read more
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  3. Booted blind Chinese dissident: NYU caved to Communist pressure

    AP THEN & NOW: Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng arrived with great fanfare at Washington Square Village last year (pictured), but now says NYU planned on removing him almost as soon as he arrived. Welcome to New York University — now get out. Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, speaking out for the...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "Hillary Clinton is out there like she's out in a duck blind every Sunday, she is packing a six shooter - come on she knows better," Obama said in Steelton, Pennsylvania. "That's the politics being played by Hillary Clinton."
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Times of India

  2. "This new facility, God willing, will become operational soon and will blind the eyes of the enemies," Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani told the semi-official Fars news agency.
    on Sep 26, 2009 By: Mohammad Mohammadi Source: Washington Post

  3. Cheney yesterday said some Democratic leaders "seem to believe that blind opposition to the new strategy in Iraq is good politics."
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Bloomberg

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