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Definition of 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.
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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