What does blank mean?

Definitions for blank
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blank.

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

Wiktionary

  1. blank(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. blank(Noun)

    A void space on a paper.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. blank(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. blank(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. blank(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. blank(Verb)

    To make void; to erase.

    I blanked out my previous entry.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. blank(Verb)

    To ignore.

    She blanked me for no reason.

    Etymology: 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.

  10. blank(Verb)

    To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.

    The team was blanked.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. blank(Verb)

    To become blank.

    Etymology: 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.

  12. blank(Adjective)

    Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  14. blank(Adjective)

    Without expression.

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

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blank

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. blank

    Level line mark for cannon, as point-blank, equal to 800 yards. It was also the term for the white mark in the centre of a butt, at which the arrow was aimed.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. blank

    The point of a target at which aim is taken, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed.

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  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

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How to say blank in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blank in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of blank in a Sentence

  1. Alex Chan:

    Wherever there are protests nearby I'll come ... I'm out tonight for a simple reason. You don't shoot a teenager at point blank range, these protests will continue and we won't give up.

  2. Ibrahima Sory Traoré:

    He was shot at point-blank range. I'm here next to the body at the morgue right now.

  3. Martina McBride:

    I love producing! It's so much fun to start with a blank canvas and create the picture you want to create and see it all come together.

  4. James Gunn:

    I was hired for the first movie to sort of assist with Rocket so that we would find a way that the actors were dealing with a real actor, rather than a blank space, before they found a voice actor who was going to play the role. It just kind of evolved from there, i ended up being on set and we did a rehearsal, and I just got down on my hands and knees and started doing it from down there.

  5. Richard Shelby:

    I personally think that if we're going to help people we should direct the cash payments maybe as a supplemental to unemployment, not to the people who are working every day, just a blank check to everybody in America making up to $ 75,000, i don't see the logic of that.

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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
  • mezeraCzech
  • 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
  • tühiEstonian
  • ilmeetön, räkäpää, [[tyhjä]] [[tila]], väritön, tyhjämerkki, välilyönti, tyhjä, paukkupatruuna, aihioFinnish
  • [[cartouche]] [[à blanc]], espace, [[balle]] [[à blanc]], préforme, vierge, blancFrench
  • isian, peluru kosongIndonesian
  • vakuaIdo
  • 空包, からの, 空Japanese
  • სუფთაGeorgian
  • 공백Korean
  • blankLatin
  • mellomromNorwegian
  • losse flodder, spatieDutch
  • mellomromNorwegian Nynorsk
  • blankNorwegian
  • 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
  • boşTurkish
  • ПороUkrainian
  • 空白Chinese

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