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Definition of Blank

Blank

  1. Of a white or pale color; without color.
  2. 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. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
  4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.
  5. 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. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant.
  7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
  8. Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void.
  9. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated.
  10. 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. 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. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed.
  13. Aim; shot; range.
  14. 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. A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
  16. A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the "double blank"; the "six blank."
  17. To make void; to annul.
  18. To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse.

Blank Quotations

Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don't. You are in good company... You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.
John Piper

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Anna Quindlen

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
Vladimir Nabokov

The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate... is a totalitarian's dream.
Steven Pinker

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
Elizabeth Blackwell
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Blank Translations

blank in Afrikaans is wit, blank, vorm
blank in Danish is hvid, formular
blank in Dutch is wit, blanco, oningevuld, blank
blank in Finnish is valkea
blank in French is formulaire, blanc
blank in Italian is biglietto non vincente, bianco
blank in Norwegian is hvit
blank in Spanish is blanco, formulario, roblon, espacio en blanco
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