Blank - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |blæŋk|  American pronunciation of the word blank
Brit.  |blaŋk|  British pronunciation of the word blank

noun

- a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing (syn: space)
- a blank gap or missing part (syn: lacuna)
- a piece of material ready to be made into something
- a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet (syn: dummy)

verb

- keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning

adjective

- (of a surface) not written or printed on(syn: clean, white)
- without comprehension
- not charged with a bullet
- complete and absolute(syn: utter)

Examples

The form has a blank for your signature.

The actors are shooting blanks.

The goalie blanked the Falcons for two periods in the hockey game.

Issuing out of a universe in which there was only blank space.

Blank terror reigned over the community.

The hall of Sir - of - county.

Which fairly blanked the bold visage of Adam Woodcock.

A smoke screen by howitzers to blank out hostile observation posts.

Leave the last page blank.

Zoe looked at me with a blank expression.

She gazed at him in blank astonishment.

When you've filled in the blanks, hand the form back to me.

I just blanked in the oral exam.

Last time I saw Mike Adams he completely blanked me.

Sign your name in the blank space at the bottom of the form.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: blank
he/she/it: blanks
present participle: blanking
past tense: blanked
past participle: blanked
noun
singular: blank
plural: blanks
adjective
comparative: blanker
superlative: blankest
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