1. To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
[This vapor] blasts vegetables, blights corn and fruit, and is sometimes injurious even to man.
2. Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects.
Seared in heart and lone and blighted.
(Blight), v. i. To be affected by blight; to blast; as, this vine never blights.
1. Mildew; decay; anything nipping or blasting; applied as a general name to various injuries or diseases
of plants, causing the whole or a part to wither, whether occasioned by insects, fungi, or atmospheric
2. The act of blighting, or the state of being blighted; a withering or mildewing, or a stoppage of growth
in the whole or a part of a plant, etc.
3. That which frustrates one's plans or withers one's hopes; that which impairs or destroys.
A blight seemed to have fallen over our fortunes.
4. (Zoöl.) A downy species of aphis, or plant louse, destructive to fruit trees, infesting both the roots and
branches; also applied to several other injurious insects.
5. pl. A rashlike eruption on the human skin. [U. S.]
(Blight"ing), a. Causing blight.
(Blight"ing*ly), adv. So as to cause blight.
(Blim"bi Blim"bing) n. See Bilimbi, etc.
(Blin) v. t. & i. [OE. blinnen, AS. blinnan; pref. be- + linnan to cease.] To stop; to cease; to
desist. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Blin), n. [AS. blinn.] Cessation; end. [Obs.]
(Blind) a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain
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.
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.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation nor to blind reprobation.
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.