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[noun] a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
[noun] a piece of material ready to be made into something
[noun] a blank gap or missing part
[noun] a substitute for a taboo word; "I hit the blank blank car"
[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"
[adjective] void of expression; "a blank stare"
[adjective] of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
[adjective] not charged with a bullet; "a blank cartridge"
[verb] keep the opposing team from winning, in baseball
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\Blank\, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F. blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white, G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98. See {Blink}, and cf. 1st {Blanch}.] 1. Of a white or pale color; without color. To the blank moon Her office they prescribed. --Milton. 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. Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank. --Milton. 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. ``Blank and horror-stricken faces.'' --C. Kingsley. The blank . . . glance of a half returned consciousness. --G. Eliot. 7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror. {Blank bar} (Law), a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in an action of trespass to assign the certain place where the trespass was committed; -- called also {common bar}. {Blank cartridge}, a cartridge containing no ball. {Blank deed}. See {Deed}. {Blank door}, or {Blank window} (Arch.), a depression in a wall of the size of a door or window, either for symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed. {Blank indorsement} (Law), an indorsement which omits the name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on the back of the bill. {Blank line} (Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats. {Blank tire} (Mech.), a tire without a flange. {Blank tooling}. See {Blind tooling}, under {Blind}. {Blank verse}. See under {Verse}. {Blank wall}, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead wall.
\Blank\, n. 1. Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void. I can not write a paper full, I used to do; and yet I will not forgive a blank of half an inch from you. --Swift. From this time there ensues a long blank in the history of French legislation. --Hallam. I was ill. I can't tell how long -- it was a blank. --G. Eliot. 2. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated. In Fortune's lottery lies A heap of blanks, like this, for one small prize. --Dryden. 3. 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. The freemen signified their approbation by an inscribed vote, and their dissent by a blank. --Palfrey. 4. 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. 5. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed. Let me still remain The true blank of thine eye. --Shak. 6. Aim; shot; range. [Obs.] I have stood . . . within the blank of his displeasure For my free speech. --Shak. 7. 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. --Nares. 8. (Mech.) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts. 9. (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\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blanked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blanking}.] [Cf. 3d {Blanch}.] 1. To make void; to annul. [Obs.] --Spenser. 2. To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse. [Obs.] Each opposite that blanks the face of joy. --Shak.

Synonyms for blank

blank shell, clean, dummy, empty, incommunicative, lacuna, space, uncommunicative, unloaded, white

See also: cartridge | character | crack | euphemism | flat solid | gap | grapheme | graphic symbol | keep | prevent | sheet |

Related terms: absence, barren, bashful, bleached, cecal, chilly, choked off, clean slate, confused, deadpan, discomfited, distant, dreary, empty, empty-skulled, fatuous, heavy, helpless, holograph, legal instrument, neverness, nowhereness, passive, space, unarrayed, uncongenial, unembellished, unfurbished, unopen, with nothing inside

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Let's analyse "blank" as pure text. This string has Five letters in One syllable and One vowel. 20% of vowels is 18.6% less then average English word. Written in backwards: KNALB. Average typing speed for these characters is 1385 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: -... .-.. .- -. -.-


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: blank: 1 = 1, reduced: 1 . and the final result is One.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: blank: 2 + 3 + 1 + 5 + 2 = 13, reduced: 4, and the final result is Four.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (1) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
B (1) 2 High Priestess Compassionate, Caring, Knowing
K (1) 11 Justice Charismatic, Quick, Leader, Bold
L (1) 12 Hanged Man Leader, Teacher, Healer, Decisive
N (1) 14 Temperance Healer, Wise, Survivor, Crafty

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