Pronunciation: (blangk),[key] —adj.,-er, -est, —n., v.
—adj. 1. (of paper or other writing surface) having no marks; not written or printed on: a blank sheet of paper. 2. not filled in, as a printed form: a blank check. 3. unrelieved or unbroken by ornament, opening, decoration, etc.: a blank wall. 4. lacking some usual or completing feature: a blank roll of film. 5. (of a recording medium) containing no previously recorded information: a blank videocassette; a blank floppy disk. Cf. prerecorded. 6. void of interest, variety, results, etc.: She sometimes occupied her blank days reading detective stories. 7. showing no attention, interest, or emotion: a blank expression on his face. 8. disconcerted; nonplussed; speechless: He looked blank when I asked him why he applied for the job. 9. complete; utter; unmitigated: blank stupidity. 10. Archaic.white; pale; colorless.
—n. 1. a place where something is lacking; an empty space: a blank in one's memory. 2. a space in a printed form, test, etc., to be filled in: Write your name in the blank. 3. a printed form containing such spaces: Have you filled out one of these blanks? 4. a dash put in place of an omitted letter, series of letters, etc., esp. to avoid writing a word considered profane or obscene.
5. Metalworking.a piece of metal ready to be drawn, pressed, or machined into a finished object.
6. Archery.the bull's-eye.
7. the object toward which anything is directed; aim; target.
8. See blank cartridge. 9. draw a blank, a. to fail in an attempt; be unsuccessful: We've drawn a blank in the investigation. b. to fail to comprehend or be unable to recollect: He asked me their phone number and I drew a blank.
—v.t. 1. to cross out or delete, esp. in order to invalidate or void (usually fol. by out): to blank out an entry. 2. Informal.to keep (an opponent) from scoring in a game.
3. Metalworking.to stamp or punch out of flat stock, as with a die.