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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blank  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blank  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blank 
  adj  1:  of  a  surface;  not  written  or  printed  on  "blank  pages"; 
  "fill  in  the  blank  spaces";  "a  clean  page";  "wide 
  white  margins"  [syn:  {clean},  {white}] 
  2:  void  of  expression;  "a  blank  stare" 
  3:  not  charged  with  a  bullet;  "a  blank  cartridge" 
  n  1:  a  blank  character  used  to  separate  successive  words  in 
  writing  or  printing;  "he  said  the  space  is  the  most 
  important  character  in  the  alphabet"  [syn:  {space}] 
  2:  a  substitute  for  a  taboo  word  "I  hit  the  blank  blank  car" 
  3:  a  blank  space  or  missing  part  [syn:  {lacuna}] 
  4:  a  piece  of  material  ready  to  be  made  into  something 
  5:  a  cartridge  containing  an  explosive  charge  but  no  bullet 
  [syn:  {dummy},  {blank  shell}] 
  v  :  keep  the  opposing  team  from  winning,  in  baseball 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BLANK-:VERSE:,  n.  Unrhymed  iambic  pentameters  --  the  most  difficult 
  kind  of  English  verse  to  write  acceptably;  a  kind  therefore,  much 
  affected  by  those  who  cannot  acceptably  write  any  kind 
 
 




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