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Blindfold

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective, Adverb
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blind=fold

CIDE DICTIONARY

Blindfoldv. t. [OE. blindfolden, blindfelden, blindfellen; AS. blind blind + prob. fellan, fyllan, to fell, strike down.].
     To cover the eyes of, as with a bandage; to hinder from seeing.  [1913 Webster]
    "And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face."  [1913 Webster]
Blindfolda. 
     Having the eyes covered; blinded; having the mental eye darkened. Hence: Heedless; reckless; as, blindfold zeal; blindfold fury.  [1913 Webster]
    "Fate's blindfold reign the atheist loudly owns."  [1913 Webster]
Blindfoldn. 
     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.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Blindfold, v., n., adj., & adv.
--v.tr.
1 deprive (a person) of sight by covering the eyes, esp. with a tied cloth.
2 deprive of understanding; hoodwink.
--n.
1 a bandage or cloth used to blindfold.
2 any obstruction to understanding.
--adj. & adv.
1 with eyes bandaged.
2 without care or circumspection (went into it blindfold).
3 Chess without sight of board and men.

Etymology
replacing (by assoc. with FOLD(1)) ME blindfellen, past part. blindfelled (FELL(1)) strike blind

THESAURUS

Blindfold

bandage, bedazzle, benight, blind, blind the eyes, blinders, blinds, blinkers, darken, daze, dazzle, deprive of sight, dim, eclipse, excecate, eye patch, glare, gouge, hoodwink, make blind, obscure, snow-blind, strike blind

ROGET THESAURUS

Blindfold

Blindness

VB be blind, not see, lose sight of, have the eyes bandaged, grope in the dark, not look, close the eyes, shut the eyes-, turn away the eyes, avert the eyes, look another way, wink, shut the eyes to, be blind to, wink at, blink at, render blind, blind, blindfold, hoodwink, dazzle, put one's eyes out, throw dust into one's eyes, pull the wool over one's eyes, jeter de la poudre aux yeux, screen from sight.

N blindness, cecity, excecation, amaurosis, cataract, ablepsy, ablepsia, prestriction, dim-sightedness, Braille, Braille-type, guttaserena (drop serene), noctograph, teichopsia, blind, eyeless, sightless, visionless, dark, stone-blind, sand- blind, stark-blind, undiscerning, dimsighted, blind as a bat, blind as a buzzard, blind as a beetle, blind as a mole, blind as an owl, wall-eyed, blinded, blindly, blindfold, blindfolded, darkly, O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon.

Concealment

VB conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight, lock up, seal up, bottle up, encrypt, encode, cipher, cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroud, cover up one's tracks, screen from sight, screen from observation, drawing the veil, draw the curtain, close the curtain, curtain, shade, eclipse, throw a view over, be cloud, be mask, mask, disguise, ensconce, muffle, smother, befog, whisper, keep from, keep back, keep to oneself, keep snug, keep close, keep secret, keep dark, bury, sink, suppress, keep from, keep from out of view, keep from out of sight, keep in the shade, throw into the shade, throw into background, stifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reserve, fence with a question, ignore, keep a secret, keep one's own counsel, hold one's tongue, make no sign, not let it go further, not breathe a word, not breathe a syllable about, not let the right hand know what the left is doing, hide one's light under a bushel, bury one's talent in a napkin, keep in the dark, leave in the dark, keep in the ignorance, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, mystify, puzzle, bamboozle, be concealed, suffer an eclipse, retire from sight, couch, hide oneself, lie hid, lie in perdu, lie in close, lie in ambush (ambush), seclude oneself, lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowl, steal into, steal out of, steal by, steal along, play at bopeep, play at hide and seek, hide in holes and corners, still hunt.

Deception

VB deceive, take in, defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, bite, pluck, swindle, victimize, abuse, mystify, blind one's eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, throw dust into the eyes, dupe, gull, hoax, fool, befool, bamboozle, flimflam, hornswoggle, trick, impose upon, practice upon, play upon, put upon, palm off on, palm upon, foist upon, snatch a verdict, bluff off, bluff, bunko, four flush, gum, spoof, stuff (a ballot box), circumvent, overreach, outreach, out wit, out maneuver, steal a march upon, give the go-by, to leave in the lurch decoy, waylay, lure, beguile, delude, inveigle, entrap, intrap, ensnare, nick, springe, set a trap, lay a trap, lay a snare for, bait the hook, forelay, spread the toils, lime, trapan, trepan, kidnap, let in, hook in, nousle, nousel, blind a trail, enmesh, immesh, shanghai, catch, catch in a trap, sniggle, entangle, illaqueate, hocus, escamoter, practice on one's credulity, hum, humbug, gammon, stuff up, sell, play a trick upon one, play a practical joke upon one, put something over on one, put one over on, balk, trip up, throw a tub to a whale, fool to the top of one's bent, send on a fool's errand, make game, make a fool of, make an April fool of, make an ass of, trifle with, cajole, flatter, come over, gild the pill, make things pleasant, divert, put a good face upon, dissemble, cog, cog the dice, load the dice, stack the deck, live by one's wits, play at hide and seek, obtain money under false pretenses, conjure, juggle, practice chicanery, deacon, play off, palm off, foist off, fob-off, lie, misinform, mislead, betray, be deceived.


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