blank

Something that's blank is empty or undecorated. A blank canvas hasn't been drawn or painted on yet — it's clean and unmarked.

A blank computer screen has no information on it, and a blank look on someone's face is completely free of any expression, revealing nothing. If your mind goes blank during a job interview, you are left without any thoughts for a moment. When blank is a noun, it means "a line to be filled in" or "an empty space." In the 1500s, a blank was the empty, white center of a target, from the French word blanc, or "white."

Primary Meanings of blank

1.
adjn
(of a surface) not written or printed on
a blank gap or missing part
2.
adj
void of expression
3.
nadj
a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
not charged with a bullet
4.
v
keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
Full Definitions of blank
1

adj (of a surface) not written or printed on

blank pages”
“fill in the blank spaces”
Synonyms:
clean, white
empty
holding or containing nothing

n a blank gap or missing part

Synonyms:
lacuna
Type of:
crack, gap
a narrow opening

n a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing

Synonyms:
space
Type of:
character, grapheme, graphic symbol
a written symbol that is used to represent speech

n a piece of material ready to be made into something

Type of:
flat solid, sheet
a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
2

adj void of expression

“a blank stare”
Synonyms:
vacuous
incommunicative, uncommunicative
not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
3

n a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet

Synonyms:
blank shell, dummy
Type of:
cartridge
ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

adj not charged with a bullet

“a blank cartridge”
Synonyms:
unloaded
(of weapons) not charged with ammunition
4

v keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning

Type of:
keep, prevent
stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

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