blank: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (blangk), [key]
— adj., n., v. -er, -est,
- (of paper or other writing surface) having no marks; not written or printed on: a blank sheet of paper.
- not filled in, as a printed form: a blank check.
- unrelieved or unbroken by ornament, opening, decoration, etc.: a blank wall.
- lacking some usual or completing feature: a blank roll of film.
- (of a recording medium) containing no previously recorded information:Cf. prerecorded. a blank videocassette; a blank floppy disk.
- void of interest, variety, results, etc.: She sometimes occupied her blank days reading detective stories.
- showing no attention, interest, or emotion: a blank expression on his face.
- disconcerted; nonplussed; speechless: He looked blank when I asked him why he applied for the job.
- complete; utter; unmitigated: blank stupidity.
- white; pale; colorless.
- a place where something is lacking; an empty space: a blank in one's memory.
- a space in a printed form, test, etc., to be filled in: Write your name in the blank.
- a printed form containing such spaces: Have you filled out one of these blanks?
- a dash put in place of an omitted letter, series of letters, etc., esp. to avoid writing a word considered profane or obscene.
- a piece of metal ready to be drawn, pressed, or machined into a finished object.
- the bull's-eye.
- the object toward which anything is directed; aim; target.
- We've drawn a blank in the investigation.
- to fail in an attempt; be unsuccessful:We've drawn a blank in the investigation.
- to fail to comprehend or be unable to recollect:He asked me their phone number and I drew a blank.
- to cross out or delete, esp. in order to invalidate or void (usually fol. by out): to blank out an entry.
- to keep (an opponent) from scoring in a game.
- to stamp or punch out of flat stock, as with a die.
- blank (Thesaurus)