- A bullet that doesn't harm; a cartridge inserted into a gun that fires no projectile.
- A void space on a paper.
- A space to be filled in on a form or template.
- (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. Nares.
- (engineering) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
- (context, 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.
- The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.
- (transitive) To make void; to erase.
adjective (all rarely used - by definition, blank is absolute and technically cannot be partial)
- I blanked out my previous entry.
- To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.
- The team was blanked.
Etymology: blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from blanc, feminine blanche, from (OHG.) blanch "shining, bright, white," blank; akin to Modern English blink, see also blanc white. See blink, and confer blanch.
- Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.
- Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
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