What does point blank mean?

Definitions for point blank

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  1. point blank(Adverb)

    Horizontally (as the angle at which a projectile is launched); directly or straight (at the target).

  2. point blank(Adverb)

    Directly; bluntly; without pretense or caution.

  3. point blank(Adjective)

    The distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.


  1. Point Blank

    Point Blank is a 1967 American crime film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin and featuring Angie Dickinson, adapted from the crime noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark. Boorman directed the film at Marvin's request and Marvin played a central role in the film's development and staging. The film was not a box office success in 1967 but has since gone on to become a cult classic, eliciting praise from such critics as film historian David Thomson.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of point blank in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of point blank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Famer Jerry Rice:

    I'm going to be point blank, I feel like it's cheating . . .

  2. Denita Gadson:

    I'm here today because I care about small business, point blank.

  3. Ibrahima Sory Traoré:

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

  4. Yannick Sawadogo:

    Everyone was panicked and was lying down on the floor. There was blood everywhere, they were shooting at people at point blank.

  5. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness it is always urgent, 'here and now,' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.

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