Associations to the word «Blank»


BLANK, adjective. (archaic) White or pale; without colour.
BLANK, adjective. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
BLANK, adjective. (figurative) Lacking characteristics which give variety; uniform.
BLANK, adjective. Absolute; downright; unmixed; sheer.
BLANK, adjective. Without expression.
BLANK, adjective. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
BLANK, adjective. Empty; void; without result; fruitless.
BLANK, adjective. Devoid of thoughts, memory, or inspiration.
BLANK, noun. A cartridge that is designed to simulate the noise and smoke of real gunfire without actually firing a projectile.
BLANK, noun. An empty space; a void, as on a paper, or in one's memory.
BLANK, noun. A space to be filled in on a form or template.
BLANK, noun. A paper without marks or characters, or with space left for writing; a ballot, form, contract, etc. that has not yet been filled in.
BLANK, noun. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated.
BLANK, noun. (archaic) 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.
BLANK, noun. (engineering) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
BLANK, noun. (dominoes) 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.
BLANK, noun. The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.
BLANK, noun. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed.
BLANK, noun. Aim; shot; range.
BLANK, noun. (chemistry) A sample for a control experiment that does not contain any of the analyte of interest, in order to deliberately produce a non-detection to verify that a detection is distinguishable from it.
BLANK, verb. (transitive) To make void; to erase.
BLANK, verb. (transitive) (slang) To ignore.
BLANK, verb. (transitive) To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.
BLANK, verb. (intransitive) To become blank.
BLANK CANVAS, noun. (idiomatic) (figuratively) Something with no content, upon which one can easily impose one's point of view
BLANK CANVASES, noun. Plural of blank canvas
BLANK CANVASSES, noun. Plural of blank canvas
BLANK CHECK, noun. (US) A signed check of the type used to draw money from a bank account containing no information as to the amount to be paid with it.
BLANK CHECK, noun. (US) A grant of complete authority to spend an unlimited amount of money, or to take other actions without restraint.
BLANK CHECK COMPANY, noun. A company that exists solely for the purpose of merging with or acquiring another entity.
BLANK CHECKS, noun. Plural of blank check
BLANK CHEQUE, noun. (AU) (NZ) (British) Alternative form of blank check (signed cheque containing no information as to the amount to be paid with it).
BLANK CHEQUE, noun. (AU) (NZ) (British) Alternative form of blank check (grant of complete authority)
BLANK CHEQUES, noun. Plural of blank cheque
BLANK END, noun. (curling) An end in which no stones are touching the house, and thus no points are scored.
BLANK ENDS, noun. Plural of blank end
BLANK OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To become blank.
BLANK OUT, verb. To temporarily lose memory
BLANK OUT, verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to become blank.
BLANK OUT, verb. To erase (something), leaving a blank in its place.
BLANK OUT, verb. To erase from one's memory.
BLANK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to set even, to neutralise
BLANK VERSE, noun. A poetic form with regular meter, particularly iambic pentameter, but no fixed rhyme scheme.
BLANK VERSES, noun. Plural of blank verse

Dictionary definition

BLANK, noun. A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet".
BLANK, noun. A blank gap or missing part.
BLANK, noun. A piece of material ready to be made into something.
BLANK, noun. A cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet.
BLANK, verb. Keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning.
BLANK, adjective. (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins".
BLANK, adjective. Void of expression; "a blank stare".
BLANK, adjective. Not charged with a bullet; "a blank cartridge".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo