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 blank
DERIVATIVES blankly adverb blankness noun.
ORIGIN Old French blanc 'white' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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