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blank / blangk/ • adj. 1. (of a surface or background) unrelieved by decorative or other features; bare, empty, or plain: the blank skyline. ∎  not written or printed on: a blank sheet of paper. ∎  (of a document) with spaces left for a signature or details: blank tax-return forms. ∎  (of a recording medium) with nothing recorded on it: blank cassettes. 2. showing incomprehension or no reaction: we were met by blank looks. ∎  having temporarily no knowledge or understanding: her mind went blank. • n. 1. a space left to be filled in a document: this game required players to fill in the blanks in a story. ∎  a document with blank spaces to be filled. 2. (also blank cartridge) a cartridge containing gunpowder but no bullet, used for training or as a signal. 3. an empty space or period of time, esp. in terms of a lack of knowledge or understanding: my mind was a total blank. 4. an object that has no mark or design on it, in particular: ∎  a roughly cut metal or wooden block intended for further shaping or finishing. ∎  a plain metal disk from which a coin is made by stamping a design on it. 5. a dash written instead of a word or letter, esp. instead of an obscenity or profanity. ∎  used euphemistically in place of a noun regarded as obscene, profane, or abusive. • v. [tr.] 1. cover up, obscure, or cause to appear blank or empty: electronic countermeasures blanked out the radar signals. ∎  [intr.] become blank or empty: the picture blanked out. 2. inf. defeat (a sports opponent) without allowing the opposition to score: Baltimore blanked Toronto in a 7–0 victory. PHRASES: draw a blank elicit no successful response; fail: the search drew a blank.DERIVATIVES: blank·ly adv. blank·ness n.

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Lacking something essential to fulfillment or completeness; unrestricted or open. A space left empty for the insertion of one or more words or marks in a written document that will effectuate its meaning or make it legally operative. A printed legal form in which the standard or necessary words are printed in their proper order with spaces left open, to be filled with names, dates, figures, and additional clauses.

A blank check is one that is unrestricted as to the amount to be paid.

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blank. Blind, meaning with no openings. Blank door or window is a sealed recess with the appearance of a door or window placed to create symmetry in a façade. A blank, blind, or dead wall has no apertures.

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blank Empty, i.e. not containing meaningful data. In a memory, blank cells may contain a particular bit pattern that has no assigned value.

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blank XIV (orig. †‘white’). — (O)F. blanc white :- Rom. *blancus -Gmc. *blaŋkaz.

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