- blank ► ADJECTIVE 1) not marked or decorated; bare or plain. 2) not comprehending or reacting. 3) complete; absolute: a blank refusal.► NOUN 1) a space left to be filled in a document. 2) a cartridge containing gunpowder but no bullet. 3) an empty space or period of time. 4) an object with no mark or design on it.► VERB 1) (often blank out) cross out or obscure. 2) Brit. informal deliberately ignore (someone).● draw a blank — Cf. ↑draw a blankDERIVATIVES blankly adverb blankness noun.ORIGIN Old French blanc 'white' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.