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blank  


      adj  
1    (of a writing surface) bearing no marks; not written on  
2    (of a form, etc.) with spaces left for details to be filled in  
3    without ornament or break; unrelieved  
a blank wall     
4    not filled in; empty; void  
a blank space     
5    exhibiting no interest or expression  
a blank look     
6    lacking understanding; confused  
he looked blank even after the explanations     
7    absolute; complete  
blank rejection     
8    devoid of ideas or inspiration  
his mind went blank in the exam     
9    unproductive; barren  
      n  
10    an emptiness; void; blank space  
11    an empty space for writing in, as on a printed form  
12    a printed form containing such empty spaces  
13    something characterized by incomprehension or mental confusion: my mind went a complete blank  
14    a mark, often a dash, in place of a word, esp. a taboo word  
15       short for       blank cartridge  
16    a plate or plug used to seal an aperture  
17    a piece of material prepared for stamping, punching, forging, etc  
18      (Archery)   the white spot in the centre of a target  
19    draw a blank  
a    to choose a lottery ticket that fails to win  
b    to get no results from something  
      vb   tr  
20    usually foll by: out   to cross out, blot, or obscure  
21    Slang   to ignore or be unresponsive towards (someone)  
the crowd blanked her for the first four numbers     
22    to forge, stamp, punch, or cut (a piece of material) in preparation for forging, die-stamping, or drawing operations  
23    often foll by: off   to seal (an aperture) with a plate or plug  
24      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to prevent (an opponent) from scoring in a game  
     (C15: from Old French blanc white, of Germanic origin; related to Old English blanca a white horse)  
  blankly      adv  
  blankness      n  


blank cartridge  
      n   a cartridge containing powder but no bullet: used in battle practice or as a signal  
blank cheque  
      n  
1    a signed cheque on which the amount payable has not been specified  
2    complete freedom of action  
blank endorsement  
      n   an endorsement on a bill of exchange, cheque, etc., naming no payee and thus making the endorsed sum payable to the bearer,   (Also called)    endorsement in blank  
blank verse  
      n     (Prosody)   unrhymed verse, esp. in iambic pentameters  
point-blank  
      adj  
1   
a    aimed or fired at a target so close that it is unnecessary to make allowance for the drop in the course of the projectile  
b    permitting such aim or fire without loss of accuracy  
at point-blank range     
2    plain or blunt  
a point-blank question     
      adv  
3    directly or straight  
4    plainly or bluntly  
     (C16: from point + blank (in the sense: centre spot of an archery target))  
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blank  


      adj  
1    bare, clean, clear, empty, plain, spotless, uncompleted, unfilled, unmarked, void, white  
2    deadpan, dull, empty, expressionless, hollow, impassive, inane, lifeless, poker-faced     (informal)   vacant, vacuous, vague  
3    at a loss, at sea, bewildered, confounded, confused, disconcerted, dumbfounded, flummoxed, muddled, nonplussed, uncomprehending  
4    absolute, complete, out and out, outright, thorough, unqualified, utter  
      n  
5    emptiness, empty space, gap, nothingness, space, tabula rasa, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, void  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    busy, completed, filled in, full, marked  
2    expressive, interested, lively  
3    alert, intelligent, thoughtful  


point-blank  
1   
      adj   abrupt, blunt, categorical, direct, downright, explicit, express, plain, straight-from-the-shoulder, unreserved  
2   
      adv   bluntly, brusquely, candidly, directly, explicitly, forthrightly, frankly, openly, overtly, plainly, straight, straightforwardly  

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