from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cover the eyes of with or as if with a bandage.
- transitive v. To prevent from seeing and especially from comprehending.
- n. A bandage to cover the eyes.
- n. Something that serves to obscure clear perception.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A covering, usually a bandage, for the eyes, blocking light to the eyes.
- n. Something that obscures vision (literally or metaphorically).
- v. To cover the eyes, in order to make someone unable to see.
- v. To obscure understanding or comprehension.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cover the eyes of, as with a bandage; to hinder from seeing.
- adj. Having the eyes covered; blinded; having the mental eye darkened. Hence: Heedless; reckless.
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the eyes covered or bandaged, so as to be unable to see.
- Having the mental eye darkened; hence, rash; inconsiderate; without foresight: as, “blindfold fury,”
- Obscure; dark.
- To strike blind; to blind.
- To cover the eyes of; hinder from seeing by covering the eyes.
- n. A disguise; a ruse; a blind. See blind, n., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. wearing a blindfold
- v. cover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeing
- n. a cloth used to cover the eyes
From Middle English blindfolde, past participle of blindfellen, to strike blind, cover the eyes, from Old English geblindfellian : blind, blind; see blind + fellian, to strike down.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English blindfellen, to strike blind, from blind (to blind) + fellen (to fell). (Wiktionary)