from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of blind.
  • adj. Very bright (as if to cause blindness).
  • adj. brilliant; marvellous
  • adv. To an extreme degree; blindingly.
  • n. The act of causing blindness
  • n. A thin coat of sand or gravel used to fill holes in a new road surface
  • n. A thin sprinkling of sand or chippings laid on a newly tarred surface

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of understanding; obscuring.
  • n. A thin coating of sand and fine gravel over a newly paved road. See blind, v. t., 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making blind; depriving of sight or of understanding: as, a blinding storm of rain.
  • n. The act of making blind.
  • n. A layer of sand and fine gravel laid over a road which has been recently paved, to fill the interstices between the stones.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shining intensely


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