a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
"he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
a blank gap or missing part
a piece of material ready to be made into something
blank, dummy, blank shell(adj)
a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
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"
void of expression
"a blank stare"
not charged with a bullet
"a blank cartridge"
keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
A bullet that does not harm; a cartridge inserted into a gun that fires no projectile.
A void space on a paper.
A space to be filled in on a form or template.
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.
A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
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.
The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.
To make void; to erase.
I blanked out my previous entry.
She blanked me for no reason.
To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.
The team was blanked.
To become blank.
Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.
Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
When asked, his answer was a blank stare. When asked again his stare was even more blank.
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.
of a white or pale color; without color
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
utterly confounded or discomfited
empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day
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
lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant
absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror
any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void
a lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated
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
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
the point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed
aim; shot; range
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
a piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts
a piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the "double blank"; the "six blank."
to make void; to annul
to blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blangk, adj. without writing or marks, as in white paper: empty, empty of results: vacant, confused: (poetry) not having rhyme.—n. a paper without writing: a lottery-ticket having no mark, and therefore valueless: an empty space, a void, or vacancy: (archery) the white mark in the centre of a target at which an arrow is aimed, hence the object or aim of anything: a form of document having blank spaces afterwards to be filled in.—v.t. to make pale: (Milton) to confuse.—n. Blank′-cart′ridge, a cartridge without a bullet.—p.adj. Blanked, a minced form of damned, from the usual form of printing d——d.—adv. Blank′ly.—ns. Blank′ness; Blank′-verse, verse without rhyme, esp. the heroic verse of five feet. [Fr. blanc, from root of Ger. blinken, to glitter—Old High Ger. blichen, Gr. phlegein, to shine.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Blank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3113
Rank popularity for the word 'Blank' in Adjectives Frequency: #768
The numerical value of Blank in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Blank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm going to be point blank, I feel like it's cheating . . .
Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books
The human brain is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it's time to turn off the sound.
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
But Congress should not give any president a blank check and Congress should not be a rubber stamp, as the branch of government most responsible for the character and contours of our military.
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Translations for Blank
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- الخالي, فارغ, خالٍArabic
- празнина, бланка, шпация, непопълнен, празно място, формуляр, заготовка, неизписан, интервал, безцветен, празен, бял, изтривам, изличавам, бия на нулаBulgarian
- ubeskrevet, tom, [[løs]] [[patron]], blanko-, mellemrum, hvid, blank, rubrik, råemne, farveløs, stregeDanish
- unausgefüllt, ausdruckslos, Platzpatrone, unbeschrieben, LeerzeichenGerman
- espacio, en blanco, blanco, cartucho de fogueo, bala de salva, espacio en blanco, blanquear, borrarSpanish
- ilmeetön, räkäpää, [[tyhjä]] [[tila]], väritön, tyhjämerkki, välilyönti, tyhjä, paukkupatruuna, aihioFinnish
- [[cartouche]] [[à blanc]], espace, [[balle]] [[à blanc]], préforme, vierge, blancFrench
- isian, peluru kosongIndonesian
- 空包, からの, 空Japanese
- losse flodder, spatieDutch
- mellomromNorwegian Nynorsk
- puste miejsce, niewypełniony, niezapisany, niezadrukowany, ślepy nabój, spacja, pusty, bezbarwny, czystyPolish
- lacuna, em brancoPortuguese
- necompletat, nescris, loc gol, curat, neexpresiv, inexpresiv, cartuș orbRomanian
- пустой, пустота, пробел, бесцветный, белый, заготовка, чистый, бледный, [[холостой]] [[патрон]], холостой, болванка, [[пустой, неисписанный, пропуск, незаполненный, стереть, стиратьRussian
- tom, lös patron, mellanslag, blank, blankaSwedish
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