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blank

blank

 
pronunciation:
blaengk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
phrases:
draw a blank
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: empty or clear, as a space on a surface.
I need a blank sheet of paper.The floor looks so blank without the rug there.
synonyms:
clean, clear, empty, vacant
antonyms:
full
similar words:
bare, plain, unmarked, unused
definition 2: with spaces remaining to be filled in, as a printed form.
She took a blank form and began to fill it in with her information.
synonyms:
clean
similar words:
clear, empty, unmarked
definition 3: without expression, interest, or emotion.
Her blank expression gave no sign of the emotion she was feeling.The students' faces were blank as they listened to the lecture.I asked her that question, but she just gave me a blank look.
synonyms:
dull, empty, expressionless, inexpressive, vacant
antonyms:
expressive
similar words:
deadpan, hollow, stony, vacuous, void, wooden
definition 4: unqualified; total.
It was simply a blank rejection.
synonyms:
absolute, complete, total, unqualified, utter
similar words:
consummate, out-and-out, perfect, pure, thorough, unmitigated
definition 5: without stimulating events.
It was a blank day at work, and he looked forward to the events of the weekend.
synonyms:
bland, boring, dull, empty, idle, meaningless, vapid
similar words:
futile, uninteresting, unproductive, wasted
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place or space where something is lacking or missing.
Fill in the blanks on this printed form.Put your address in this blank.My mind is a blank at this moment.
synonyms:
gap, opening, space
similar words:
chasm, emptiness, hollow, nil, nothing, tabula rasa, vacancy, vacuum, void, zero
definition 2: a printed form with spaces to be filled in.
You need to fill out this blank to apply for the job.
synonyms:
form
similar words:
application, document, questionnaire
definition 3: a gun cartridge without a bullet.
The actors shoot guns with blanks in the Wild West show.
similar words:
cartridge
definition 4: a dash indicating omission of one or more words or letters, often proper names or obscenities.
synonyms:
omission
similar words:
deletion, erasure
phrase: draw a blank
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blanked, blanking, blanks
definition 1: to delete or obliterate (usu. fol. by out).
The broadcasters blanked out the words that the comedian used in his act that were considered obscene.
synonyms:
delete, obliterate
similar words:
cross out, erase
definition 2: in sports, to prevent (an opposing team) from scoring.
similar words:
block, foil, hinder, impede, obstruct, thwart
definition 3: to stamp or punch out of flat stock, esp. with a die.
derivations: blankly (adv.), blankness (n.)
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