Definitions for Blankblæŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blankblæŋk(adj.; n.; v.)blank•er, blank•est

  1. (adj.)having no marks; not written or printed on:

    blank pages.

  2. not filled in:

    a blank check.

  3. unrelieved or unbroken by ornament or opening:

    a blank wall.

  4. containing no recorded sound or images:

    blank tape.

  5. void of interest or variety:

    to pass blank days at the beach.

  6. expressionless:

    a blank look on her face.

  7. nonplussed:

    He looked blank when I asked for his ticket.

  8. complete; utter:

    blank stupidity.

  9. Archaic. colorless.

  10. (n.)a place where something is lacking; void or gap.

  11. a space in a printed form, test, etc., to be filled in.

  12. a printed form containing such spaces.

  13. a dash put in place of an omitted letter or letters, esp. to avoid writing a word considered profane or obscene.

  14. a piece of metal ready to be drawn, pressed, or machined into a finished object.

    Category: Metallurgy

  15. Category: Common Vocabulary, Military

    Ref: blank cartridge.

  16. (v.t.)to keep (an opponent) from scoring in a game.

    Category: Informal

  17. to stamp or punch out of flat stock, as with a die.

    Category: Metallurgy

  18. blank out, to cross out or delete: to suffer a loss of memory or concentration.

    to blank out an entry.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for blank:

  1. draw a blank, to be unsuccessful: to fail to comprehend or remember:

    to draw a blank in an investigation.

    I drew a blank on her name.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of blank:

1300–50; ME < AF, OF blanc white < Gmc


Princeton's WordNet

  1. space, blank(noun)

    a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing

    "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"

  2. lacuna, blank(noun)

    a blank gap or missing part

  3. blank(noun)

    a piece of material ready to be made into something

  4. blank, dummy, blank shell(adj)

    a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet

  5. blank, clean, white(adj)

    (of a surface) not written or printed on

    "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"

  6. blank, vacuous(adj)

    void of expression

    "a blank stare"

  7. blank(verb)

    not charged with a bullet

    "a blank cartridge"

  8. blank(verb)

    keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blank(adjective)æŋk

    without writing or pictures

    a blank piece of paper

  2. blankæŋk

    without anything recorded on it

    a blank CD

  3. blankæŋk

    showing no expression or comprehension

    Her eyes looked blank.

  4. blankæŋk

    to suddenly be unable to remember or think

    I looked at the first question and went blank.

  5. blankæŋk

    (of screen) to stop showing images

    The computer screens went blank.; the blankness of the gray sky; the blankness of her expression

  6. blank(noun)æŋk

    the space on a page to fill with writing

    Write your name in the blank.

  7. blankæŋk

    to write answers in spaces provided on a test


  1. blank(Noun)

    A bullet that does not harm; a cartridge inserted into a gun that fires no projectile.

  2. blank(Noun)

    A void space on a paper.

  3. blank(Noun)

    A space to be filled in on a form or template.

  4. blank(Noun)

    A kind of base silver money, first coined in England by Henry V., and worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence. Nares.

  5. blank(Noun)

    A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.

  6. blank(Noun)

    A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the double blank"; the six blank." In blank, with an essential portion to be supplied by another; as, to make out a check in blank.

  7. blank(Noun)

    The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.

  8. blank(Verb)

    To make void; to erase.

    I blanked out my previous entry.

  9. blank(Verb)

    To ignore.

    She blanked me for no reason.

  10. blank(Verb)

    To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.

    The team was blanked.

  11. blank(Verb)

    To become blank.

  12. blank(Adjective)

    Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.

  13. blank(Adjective)

    Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.

  14. blank(Adjective)

    Without expression.

    When asked, his answer was a blank stare. When asked again his stare was even more blank.

  15. Origin: blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from blonc, blaunc, blaunche from blanc, feminine blanche, of origin, from *blank "gleaming, white, blinding" from blankaz, from bhleg-. Akin to blanch ( blank), blanc, blanca, blink, blind. See also blink, blind and blanch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blank(adj)

    of a white or pale color; without color

  2. Blank(adj)

    free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot

  3. Blank(adj)

    utterly confounded or discomfited

  4. Blank(adj)

    empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day

  5. Blank(adj)

    lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness

  6. Blank(adj)

    lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant

  7. Blank(adj)

    absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror

  8. Blank(noun)

    any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void

  9. Blank(noun)

    a lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated

  10. Blank(noun)

    a paper unwritten; a paper without marks or characters a blank ballot; -- especially, a paper on which are to be inserted designated items of information, for which spaces are left vacant; a bland form

  11. Blank(noun)

    a paper containing the substance of a legal instrument, as a deed, release, writ, or execution, with spaces left to be filled with names, date, descriptions, etc

  12. Blank(noun)

    the point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed

  13. Blank(noun)

    aim; shot; range

  14. Blank(noun)

    a kind of base silver money, first coined in England by Henry V., and worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence

  15. Blank(noun)

    a piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts

  16. Blank(noun)

    a piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the "double blank"; the "six blank."

  17. Blank(verb)

    to make void; to annul

  18. Blank(verb)

    to blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse


  1. Blank

    A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot. When fired, the blank makes a flash and an explosive sound. Blanks are often used for simulation, training, for signaling, and Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Blank cartridges differ from dummy cartridges, which are used for training or function testing firearms; these contain no primer or gunpowder, and are inert. Specialized blank cartridges are also used for their propellant force in fields as varied as construction, shooting sports, and fishing.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Blank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3113

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Blank' in Adjectives Frequency: #768

Translations for Blank

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of paper) without writing or marks

a blank sheet of paper.

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