blinding

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blinding \Blind"ing\, adjective Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of understanding; obscuring; as, blinding tears; blinding snow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blind \Blind\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Blinded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blinding}.]

1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. "To blind the truth and me." --Tennyson.

A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . . a much greater. --South.

2. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.

Her beauty all the rest did blind. --P. Fletcher.

3. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.

Such darkness blinds the sky. --Dryden.

The state of the controversy between us he endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound. --Stillingfleet.

4. To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blinding \Blind"ing\, noun A thin coating of sand and fine gravel over a newly paved road. See {Blind}, verb (used with an object), 4.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

blinding

adjective

1: shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun" [syn: {blazing}, {blinding}, {dazzling}, {fulgent}, {glaring}, {glary}]


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