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Blank appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Squdgy fez, blank jimp crwth vox! (26 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blank:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective blank:


The word blank is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun blank

What does blank mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blanks

  1. a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
  2. a blank gap or missing part
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of blank: lacuna
    • more generic words: crack / gap = a narrow opening
  3. a piece of material ready to be made into something
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: flat solid / sheet = a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
  4. a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of blank: blank shell / dummy
    • more generic word: cartridge = ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet

Alternative definition of the noun blank


  1. A bullet that doesn't harm; a cartridge inserted into a gun that fires no projectile.
  2. A void space on a paper.
  3. A space to be filled in on a form or template.
  4. [archaic] A kind of base silver money, first coined in England by Henry V., and worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence. Nares.
  5. [engineering] A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
  6. [context: dominoes] A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the double blank"; the six blank." In blank, with an essential portion to be supplied by another; as, to make out a check in blank.
  7. The space character; the character resulting from pressing the space-bar on a keyboard.

Definition of the adjective blank

What does blank mean as an attribute of a noun?

Blank is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: blanker | blankest

  1. (of a surface) not written or printed on
    • examples: blank pages | fill in the blank spaces
    • synonyms of blank: clean / white
    • similar: empty
  2. without comprehension
    • example: When I called her name, she gave me a blank look, as though she didn't know me
    • similar: unperceiving / unperceptive
  3. not charged with a bullet
    • example: a blank cartridge
    • similar: unloaded
  4. complete and absolute

Alternative definition of the adjective blank


  1. Without color; lacking characteristics which give variety.
  2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
  3. Without expression.

Definition of the verb blank

What does blank mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blanked | blanking | blanks

  1. keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: keep / prevent = stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

Alternative definition of the verb blank


  1. [transitive] To make void; to erase.
  2. [transitive, slang] To ignore.
  3. [transitive] To prevent from scoring, as in a sporting event.
  4. [intransitive] To become blank.


  1. "Blank" is a 2009 French drama, written and directed by Cyril de Gasperis. Its original French title is L'absence.
  2. "Blank" is a 2011 short film written and directed by Jet Leyco.
  3. "Blank" is a film.
    • country: France
    • genres: Comedy, Thriller


"Blank" a.k.a. "Blank!" is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was commissioned by Larry Shaw, editor of Infinity Science Fiction, as being the least inspirational title on which to base a story. Harlan Ellison and Randall Garrett were also invited to submit stories based on the same title; Garrett wrote one with "Blank?" as the title while Ellison submitted "Blank". All three were published in the magazine in June 1957. Asimov's story is later reprinted in the 1975 collection Buy Jupiter and Other Stories.

  • released in (58 years ago)


The Blank is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in West Coast Avengers #2 and was created by Roger Stern and Bob Hall.


  1. "Blank" is a composition.
  2. "Blank" is a musical album of Former Life.
    • released on
  3. "Blank" is a musical EP of Mindscape.
  4. "Blank" is a musical album of Dementio13.
  5. "Blank" is a composition.


  1. Blank is a musical group.
    • albums: "Overhead", "Artificial Breathing", "Hellbound", "Impact Zone"
    • official website:
  2. Blank is a musical group, webpage.
    • album: "Heronomous"
  3. Blank a.k.a. Blänk is a musical group.
    • album: "Do This Thing"

There are other groups with in their name, like Duo Blank, Blank Blue, Blank Dogs, Cold Blank, About Blank, about:blank, Gerda Blank, point-blank, Blank Canvas, Blank Cinema, Target:Blank, A Blank Verse, The Blank Fight, The Blank Tapes, Blank Generation, Five Blank Pages and The Blank Theory.


Blank was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He only won one race, but became a very successful sire and was British Champion sire in 1762, 1764 and 1770.


Blank: A blank solution is a solution containing little to no analyte of interest, usually used to calibrate instruments such as a colorimeter. According to the EPA, the "primary purpose of blanks is to trace sources of artificially introduced contamination." Different types of blanks are used to identify the source of contamination in the sample. The types of blanks include equipment blank, field blank, trip blank, method blank, and instrument blank.

Phrases with Blank

Phrases starting with the word Blank:

  1. Blank End
  2. blank out
  3. blank check
  4. blank shell
  5. blank space
  6. Blank Stare
  7. blank verse
  8. Blank Canvas
  9. blank cheque
  10. Blank Currant
  11. blank endorsement

Phrases ending with the word Blank:

  1. coin blank
  2. Lens Blank
  3. Point Blank
  4. point-blank
  5. draw a blank
  6. Proxy in Blank
  7. to draw a blank
  8. Fill In the Blank

Other phrase containing the word Blank:

  1. to blank out

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blank

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

BLANK, adj. [blanc, Fr. derived by Menage from Albianus, thus: Albianus, albianicus, bianicus, biancus, bianco, blanicus, blancus, blanc ; by others, from blanc, which, in Danish, signifies shining; in conformity to which, the Germans have ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

BLANK. BLANK. BLANKENBURG. N-Vl e Dacne uu in-u- ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Derivations, Or, An Introduction to Etymology, on a New Plan (1872)

by Robert Sullivan

BLANKET, blanehet, F. From b/anc, blanche, white ; because, says Menage, " etoit originairement d'ctotfe blanche." Hence, BLANK, at a. Lottery, because when the ticket is opened, there is- nothing found but blank or white paper inside.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1900)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

Watson would prefer the said Scranton & Watson Lumber Company, by completing and filling out said mortgage blank, by writing therein the amount to be paid to said Scranton &" Watson Lumber Company to discharge the obligation of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (2005)

by Jack Cazes

be distinguished with reasonable confidence from a field blank. b Detection CL = concentration equivalent to the smallest measure limit (CL) that can be detected with ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Blank. — Blanch. Fr. blanc, white ; blanchir, to blanch, to make or become white ; blanc, blanque, a blank ticket, a white or unwritten ticket, a ticket that does not obtain the prize. Hence applied to an occasion on which the result hoped for has ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

BLANK, adj. [blanc, Fr. derived by Menage from Albianus, thus : Albianus, albianiem, Harriot], bianco, blanicus, blancus, blunc ; by others, from blanc, which , in Danish, signifies shining ; in conformity to which, the Germans have blander, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (1977)

by Cyril M. Harris

blank arcade Same as blind arcade. blank door 1. A recess in a wall, having the appearance of a door; usually used for symmetry of design. 2. A door which has been sealed off but is still visible. blank ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

BLANK. adj. [blanc, Fr. derived by Memage from Allianus, thus: Albianus, albinicus, *ianicus, bianco, blamicus, blancus, blanc: by others, from blanc, which , in Danish, signifies/oining; in conformity to which, the Germans have blancker, to /oine ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

blank verse Unrhymed lines of iambic *pentameter, as in these final lines of Tennyson's 'Ulysses' (1842): One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, ...

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Quotes about Blank


OUR share of night to bear,
Our share of morning,
Our blank in bliss to fill,
Our blank in scorning.

Here a star, and there a star,
Some lose their way.
Here a mist, and there a mist,
Afterwards—day! (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of B3L1A1N1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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