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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having fair hair and skin.
  • adjective Of a flaxen or golden color or of any light shade of auburn or pale yellowish brown.
  • adjective Light-colored through bleaching.
  • noun A person with fair hair and skin.
  • noun A light yellowish brown to dark grayish yellow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a light golden-brown or golden color: applied to hair; hence, light-colored; fair: applied to complexion, and by extension to persons having light hair or a fair complexion: as, “Godfrey's blond countenance,”
  • noun A person with blond hair and fair complexion.
  • noun Blond-lace (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of a fair color; light-colored.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person of fair hair.
  • noun A pale yellowish (golden brown) color, especially as a hair color.
  • adjective Of a bleached or pale golden (light yellowish) colour.
  • adjective of a person Having blond hair.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person with fair skin and hair
  • noun a light grayish yellow to near white
  • adjective being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English blounde, from Old French blonde, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French blond m., from Old French blond, blont, from Frankish *blund (“a mixed color between golden and light-brown”), from Proto-Germanic *blundaz (“mixed, blinding”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlendʰ- (“to become turbid, see badly, go blind”). Compare Old English blondenfeax ("grey-haired"), Old English blandan ("to mix"). More at blend.

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