blind1 S2 W3
unable to see
unable to see [↪ colour-blind, visually impaired, handicapped]:
a school for blind children
the needs of blind people
She's almost blind in her right eye.
He was slowly going blind (=becoming blind).
Beverley was born blind.
people who are unable to see:
talking books for the blind
unable to see well - used humorously:
I'm as blind as a bat without my glasses.
unable to see because of tears, pain, or a strong emotion [↪ blindly]:
She screamed at him, her eyes blind with tears.
to completely fail to notice or realize something [↪ blindly]:
International companies are all too often blind to local needs.
He was totally blind to the faults of his children.
to deliberately ignore something that you know should not be happening:
Teachers were turning a blind eye to smoking in school.
4 British English informal
to completely ignore what someone does or says, especially in a way that is annoying:
He never pays a blind bit of notice to what his staff tell him.
5 British English informal
used to emphasize that whatever someone says or does will not change the situation at all:
Try and talk to her if you want. But I don't think it'll make a blind bit of difference.
strong feelings that someone has without thinking about why they have them - used to show disapproval:
Blind faith sent thousands of people to a pointless war.
a story about blind loyalty
strong feelings of fear or anger that you cannot control:
In a moment of blind panic she had pulled the trigger and shot the man dead.
Blind rage took hold of him.
a corner in a road that you cannot see beyond when you are driving
used to say that people who do not know much about what they are doing are guiding or advising others who know nothing at all
blind flying is when you use only instruments to fly an aircraft because you cannot see through cloud, mist etc
10 British English informalDFD