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Definition: Blind door
, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forget
The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind
approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
a blind ditch.
5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
blind buds; blind flowers.
, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
, an axle which turns but does not communicate
, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
esp. at night.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish (Gronias nigrolabris
), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
, Blind window
, an imitation of a door or
window, without an opening for passage or light. See
or Blank window
, under Blank
(Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
(Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle
(Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
that does not explode.
, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
disposed to see danger. --Swift.
(Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
of the family Typhlopid[ae]
, with rudimentary eyes.
(Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
, in bookbinding and leather work, the
indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
called also blank tooling
, and blind blocking
, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.
, n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura,
dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. th["u]r, thor,
Icel. dyrr, Dan. d["o]r, Sw. d["o]rr, Goth. daur, Lith.
durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ?; cf. Skr.
dur, dv[=a]ra. [root]246. Cf. Foreign
1. An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by
which to go in and out; an entrance way.
To the same end, men several paths may tread,
As many doors into one temple lead. --Denham.
2. The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually
turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house
or apartment is closed and opened.
At last he came unto an iron door
That fast was locked. --Spenser.
3. Passage; means of approach or access.
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall
be saved. --John x. 9.
4. An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or
apartment to which it leads.
Martin's office is now the second door in the
, Blind door
, etc. (Arch.) See under Blank
, or Within doors
, within the house.
Next door to
, near to; bordering on.
A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.
Out of doors
, or Without doors
, and, [colloquially], Out doors
, out of the house; in open air; abroad; away; lost.
His imaginary title of fatherhood is out of doors.
To lay (a fault, misfortune, etc.) at one's door
, to charge
one with a fault; to blame for.
To lie at one's door
, to be imputable or chargeable to.
If I have failed, the fault lies wholly at my door.
Note: Door is used in an adjectival construction or as the
first part of a compound (with or without the hyphen),
as, door frame, doorbell or door bell, door knob or
doorknob, door latch or doorlatch, door jamb, door
handle, door mat, door panel.