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Definitions of blank

  1. keep the opposing team from winning, in baseball
  2. a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
  3. a piece of material ready to be made into something
  4. a substitute for a taboo word; " I hit the blank blank car"
  5. a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; " he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
  6. void of expression; " a blank stare"
  7. of a surface; not written or printed on; " blank pages"; " fill in the blank spaces"; " a clean page"; " wide white margins"
  8. not charged with a bullet; " a blank cartridge"
  9. keep the opposing ( baseball) team from winning
  10. Of a white or pale color; without color.
  11. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
  12. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.
  13. 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.
  14. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant.
  15. Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void.
  16. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated.
  17. 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.
  18. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed.
  19. Aim; shot; range.
  20. 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.
  21. A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
  22. To make void; to annul.
  23. To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the double blank; the six blank.
  27. Any empty space; an unfilled space in a written or printed document; a lottery ticket which fails to draw a prize; disk of metal before it is stamped.
  28. Blankly.
  29. Blankness.
  30. To make pale, and so confound.
  31. Without writing or marks, as in white paper: empty: vacant, confused: in poetry, not having rhyme.
  32. A paper without writing: a ticket having no mark, and therefore valueless: an empty space.
  33. An unwritten paper; an empty space.
  34. White; free from writing or marks; void of expression; without rime.
  35. Free from writing or print; white; empty; void; unsigned.
  36. Without rime; as, blank verse.
  37. Disconcerted; confused.
  38. Utter; downright.
  39. A blank paper, or one with blank spaces.
  40. A vacant space.
  41. A lottery - ticket which draws no prize; a disappointing result.
  42. White or pale: not written upon or marked; void; empty; confused; dispirited; dejected; pure.
  43. A paper unwritten upon or not filled in; a ticket in a lottery which draws no prize; any void space; a white point to aim at in the centre of a target; aim.
  44. To make or render blank. Pointblank, see under Point.
  45. Denoting an unwritten ticket, or one not obtaining a prize; empty; void; confused; confounded; in verse, without rhyme.
  46. A void; any empty space; paper unwritten on or without marks; a ticket without value.
  47. To make void or empty; to confuse; to efface or rub off.

Usage examples for blank

  1. He stared at the blank place on the wall where it had once been. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  2. Then there was a blank silence. – Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893 by Hall Caine
  3. The poor man looked blank. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  4. " It was a blank charge," the German began, but Captain Ackinson interrupted him. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. " Are you sure," she asked point- blank, " that your face will make any difference to Doris?" – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  6. Aaron looked after her in blank surprise. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  7. I drew a blank in Berry. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Suddenly Joe sat up, raised his rifle quickly as thought, and fired point- blank at the Indian. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  9. What in the blank, blank do you mean, anyway?" – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  10. When I asked him point blank he said he didn't. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  11. She looked at him in open, blank consternation. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  12. His company was a company with his smile out of its heart and in its place blank despair. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  13. He remembered now who he was, his story, his friends, his life up to a certain blank day or set of days, between him and which there was nothing. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  14. Mrs. Boppert's face remained a blank. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  15. The blank lots are cleared. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  16. We all looked blank. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  17. Judith looked quite blank. – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  18. Accordingly he sent to Pharnabazus and put it to him point- blank: Which will you have, peace or war? – Hellenica by Xenophon
  19. And here's the blank you write it on. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
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