Adjective "blindfold" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈblʌɪn(d)fəʊld/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A piece of cloth tied round the head to cover someone's eyes.
  1. 'Other journalists have witnessed detainees ‘wearing only underwear and blindfolds, handcuffed and lying in the dirt 24 hours after their capture.’'
  2. 'I looked down at my hands to see that they were holding a cloth; a blindfold.'
  3. 'Impatient fingers untied the knots, pulling the blindfolds from my eyes.'
  4. 'And I just saw him looking very distressed before they forced him into his seat, and put a blindfold on him and covered his handcuffs with a blanket.'
  5. 'They were allowed to take off their blindfolds, but had to cover their eyes every time a guard entered their tiny bare room, where they squatted on mattresses on the ground.'
  6. 'The panelists donned blindfolds and out came the host of Let's Make a Deal, Monty Hall, accompanied by the lovely Carol Merrill, who modelled prizes on that show.'
  7. 'A new blindfolding arrangement, consisting of two sets of blindfolds plus a canvas bag over the head, was tried out on the pastor, who reported that he couldn't see a thing.'
  8. 'It's 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning and a group of busy professional adults are standing around in a tennis court wearing blindfolds, arguing loudly and clutching a long piece of rope.'
  9. 'And we have not been sitting back with earplugs and blindfolds.'
  10. 'Their horses' right eyes were patched over with blindfolds and their flanks hidden under thirty-three pounds of quilted cotton canvas.'

verb

Deprive (someone) of sight by tying a blindfold round their head.
  1. 'Police say five men abducted the driver while he was asleep in the cab, wrapping tape around his head and blindfolding him.'
  2. 'He told how he was blindfolded, taken to an interrogation centre and tortured for seven weeks.'
  3. 'He subdued the man and gagged and blindfolded the young woman.'
  4. 'Even though he was blindfolded all the time, they kept him alright and they did not mistreat or beat him in any way.'
  5. 'One day they woke him up early at prison, beat him severely, blindfolded him and took him away in a car.'
  6. 'He then blindfolded her and led her to her chair at the table.'
  7. 'The invite came with a dart, which each blindfolded guest was required to throw at a giant map of the world.'
  8. 'Other avant-garde chefs go overboard with such devices as offering odors to be sniffed, blindfolding customers, or dispensing food with syringes; this was our meal's only foray into combinations of smells and tastes.'
  9. 'At the same time, he broke the world motorcycle record for a blind or blindfolded person.'
  10. 'Her eyes then slid to the waterfall, cascading in a sparkle, blindfolding her from something.'

adjective

Wearing a blindfold.
  1. 'The effect is not purely psychological: red light increases blood pressure and blue decreases it, even if the subject is blindfold.'
  2. 'Then on the 28th, after video surfaced with him blindfold with a sword over his head, he was listed as captured.'
  3. 'A blindfold test of this album might yield guesses like Stereolab in their garage days or a guitar-less Zappa, but Need New Body's zany debut is a free-standing oddity.'
  4. 'Making his debut in the tournament, Morozevich suddenly found a hidden talent for the art of blindfold chess.'
  5. 'The blindfold game ended in a surprisingly short draw, after Kramnik had equalised with black in the Lasker variation of the Queen's Gambit.'

adverb

With a blindfold covering the eyes.
  1. 'He throws his knives blindfold, barely nicking his lovely target, inciting the pair to ever more reckless acts.'
  2. 'Each year I ask my two children, Zoe, now 17, and Oliver, 15, to pick shares blindfold with a pin.'
  3. 'It was a little like riding a roller coaster blindfold.'
  4. 'Chris, however was so in tune with his bike I'm sure he could have ridden blindfold had I asked him to.'
  5. 'Learn how the knot of your choice should be tied and practise till you can tie it blindfold.'
  6. 'It moves forward as furtively as a guerilla able to walk jungle paths blindfold.'

Definitions

1. to prevent or occlude sight by covering (the eyes) with a cloth, bandage, or the like; cover the eyes of.

2. to impair the awareness or clear thinking of: Don't let their hospitality blindfold you to the true purpose of their invitation. noun

3. a cloth or bandage put before the eyes to prevent seeing. adjective

4. with the eyes covered: a blindfold test.

5. rash; unthinking: a blindfold denunciation before knowing the facts.

More examples(as adjective)

"whiles can be blindfold."

"struggles can be blindfold."

"stills can be blindfold."

"standards can be blindfold."

"backs can be blindfold."

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Origin

Mid 16th century: alteration, by association with fold, of blindfeld, past participle of obsolete blindfell ‘strike blind, blindfold’, from Old English geblindfellan (see blind, fell).