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Definition of blank:

  1. 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.
  2. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
  6. A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the double blank; the six blank.
  7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
  8. Aim; shot; range.
  9. Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void.
  10. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.
  11. 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.
  12. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant.
  13. 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.
  14. Of a white or pale color; without color.
  15. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed.
  16. To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse.
  17. To make void; to annul.
  18. Utterly confounded or discomfited.


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