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(1)   Void of expression
"A blank stare"
(2)   (of a surface) not written or printed on
"Blank pages"
"Fill in the blank spaces"
"A clean page"
"Wide white margins"
(3)   Not charged with a bullet
"A blank cartridge"


(4)   A cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
(5)   A piece of material ready to be made into something
(6)   A blank gap or missing part
(7)   A substitute for a taboo word
"I hit the blank blank car"
(8)   A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
"He said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"


(9)   Keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning


blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from blonc, blaunc, blaunche from blanc, feminine blanche, of origin, from *blank "gleaming, white, blinding" from from . Akin to blanch "shining, bright, white" ( blank), blanc "white, grey", blanca "white steed", blink, blind. See also blink, blind, and confer blanch.


  1. Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.
  2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
  3. Without expression.
    When asked, his answer was a blank stare. When asked again his stare was even more blank.


  1. A bullet that doesn't harm; a cartridge inserted into a gun that fires no projectile.
  2. A void space on a paper.
  3. A space to be filled in on a form or template.
  4. 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. A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
  6. 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. The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.


  1. To make void; to erase.
    I blanked out my previous entry.
  2. To ignore.
    She blanked me for no reason.
  3. To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.
    The team was blanked.


  1. bright, shining, glossy
  2. empty
  3. blank
  4. broke (be without money)



  1. White, Caucasian.



  1. pure, sheer
    Blanke Wut packte ihn. — Sheer anger seized him.