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Meaning of "blind alley" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BLIND ALLEY

blind alley play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLIND ALLEY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Blind alley is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BLIND ALLEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of blind alley in the English dictionary

The definition of blind alley in the dictionary is an alley open at one end only; cul-de-sac. Other definition of blind alley is a situation in which no further progress can be made.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLIND ALLEY

blind
blind as a bat
blind bid
blind blocking
blind corner
blind date
Blind Freddie
blind gut
blind man´s buff
blind register
blind side
blind snake
blind spot
blind staggers
blind stamping
blind stitch
blind summit
blind test
blind trust
blind-side

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLIND ALLEY

alley
Alpine Valley
back alley
back-alley
bowling alley
Death Valley
dry valley
galley
Great Rift Valley
Halley
hanging valley
intervalley
lilies of the valley
lily of the valley
rift valley
Silicon Valley
skittle alley
trolley
up one´s alley
valley
Yosemite Valley

Synonyms and antonyms of blind alley in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «blind alley» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLIND ALLEY

Find out the translation of blind alley to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of blind alley from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «blind alley» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

死胡同
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

callejón sin salida
570 millions of speakers

English

blind alley
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंधी गली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طريق مسدود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тупик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

beco sem saída
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কানাগলি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

impasse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lorong yang buta
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sackgasse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

袋小路
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

골목
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lorong alur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngõ cụt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குருட்டு சந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आंधळा गल्ली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çıkmaz sokak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vicolo cieco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ślepy zaułek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тупик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fundătură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδιέξοδο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blinde stegie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

återvändsgränd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blindvei
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of blind alley

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLIND ALLEY»

The term «blind alley» is regularly used and occupies the 64.457 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BLIND ALLEY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «blind alley» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «blind alley» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about blind alley

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLIND ALLEY»

Discover the use of blind alley in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to blind alley and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Blind Alley
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan confronts her ultimate challenge when she is asked to identify the victims of a vicious serial killer who is going to remarkable lengths to hide the identity of his victims, but her task faces unexpected ...
Iris Johansen, 2005
2
The Blind Alley
His presence opens old wounds and exposes hidden secrets among the reesidents and the habitues of "The Blind Alley," an after-hours jazz club in the basement. Pandora's box is opened and does not close until the explosive ending.
Grace F. Edwards, 2011
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Blind Alley
Victor Ullrich. Mark rose, then remembered: “What sort of work will I be doing?” “ Ah, well ... we'll see. I have to discuss this with one of my colleagues, but probably you'll go to one of our courses. So please come tomorrow at eight and see the ...
Victor Ullrich, 2007
4
Blind Alley: DI Jack Brady 3
Three brutal attacks.
Danielle Ramsay, 2013
5
Work and Lifecourse in Japan: A Boy's Story of Loss and ...
James Mclendon Way Station or Blind Alley Women make up about forty percent of Japan's labor force, a surprisingly large figure when compared with the minimal attention they receive in most studies of work organizations in Japan. On the ...
David W. Plath, Samuel Coleman, 1983
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Respiration and Emotion in Pigeons
Bird A: test i, animal undisturbed; test 2, drew back from S, turned to the left and went toward R, but later returned and passed S without pausing; test 3, paused at O for a short interval, but did not enter the blind alley ; test 4, paused at O again, ...
John Edward Rouse, 1905
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Style and Idea: Selected Writings of Arnold Schoenberg
MY BLIND ALLEY 1926 The young composers find my way a blind alley. There is an implicit reproach here — that once, in the days before they knew any better than to copy me blatantly, I sold (or rather gave) them a pig in a poky blind-alley.1  ...
Arnold Schoenberg, Leonard Stein, 1975
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The Blind Alley
Detective Jim Katt had accepted a case from a blind man who had a strange request. It involved Katt with blackmail, a guide dog, a dark alley ... and murder.
Frank Schaffer Publications, Globe Fearon Educational Publishing, John Stevenson, 1986
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How Religion Began: Primitive Man Stumbles Into a Blind Alley
Little Blue Book, No. 1772. Self-Educator, No. 11.
Joseph McCabe, E. Haldeman-Julius, 2012
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Memories and Representations of War: The Case of World War I ...
She is also remarkable for having written a volume of memoirs about each War: The Forbidden Zone about the First, and Journey Down a Blind Alley about the Second.5 I shall concentrate on The Forbidden Zone, because it is better written  ...
Elena Lamberti, Vita Fortunati, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLIND ALLEY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term blind alley is used in the context of the following news items.
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Embattled Malaysia Premier Najib Aided by Opposition in Mess
... with credible alternatives in the opposition or within the Barisan Nasional” ruling coalition, Aeria said. “We are being led down a blind alley.”. «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
Home › NEWS › Education › Teaching the teachers: Do we know …
... must able to discern what a student is thinking, give them room to test a new approach, but also gently nudge them back from a blind alley. «Oakdale Leader, Jul 15»
3
Wimbledon 2015, day five - Friday, July 3: as it happened
I dug out this, anyway, while heading down a blind alley. And seeing that good research should never be wasted, here's a Friday morning tune ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Written By Associated Press Posted: 07/03/2015, 12:41pm
She also dismissed pursuing any privatization of Midway Airport as running down a “blind alley.” Ideas for O'Hare included relocating ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
5
TOP SHELF: Broken River Bonanza
“The Blind Alley” by Jake Hinkson brings together essays previously published in “Noir City Annual” plus new pieces to create one of the most ... «Monitor, Jul 15»
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Written By Neil Steinberg Posted: 07/03/2015, 01:40pm
It's a very big distraction of time and resources,” she said and the idea “has proven to be a blind alley in the past.” Noting that Midway is “at the ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
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As triangular office gets nod from Morristown board, sale puts …
NO MORE BLIND ALLEY: This seedy passageway linking Market and Bank streets is scheduled for replacement. Photo by Kevin Coughlin. «Morristown Green, Jul 15»
8
Something from the weekend: Our GAA team's view from the Press …
Gallagher is always an out ball for a teammate in a blind alley. And as he showed with the perfectly-weighted handpass that put Martin O'Reilly ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»
9
Controlling your car in the future 'Internet of Things'
... am more worried about the first hack that sends you down a blind alley, or worse still, starts collecting personal data about your driving habits. «M2M Now, Jun 15»
10
ABC's terror stance calls for inquiry and remedies
To do otherwise would be merely another sprint up a blind alley, leaving Scott, and the clique he represents, where they want to be: smugly in ... «The Australian, Jun 15»

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