1. Void; empty; consequently white; as a blank paper.
2. White or pale; as the blank moon.
3. Pale from fear or terror; hence confused; confounded; dispirited; dejected.
Adam--astonished stood, and blank
4. Without rhyme; as blank verse, verse in which rhyme is wanting.
5. Pure; entire; complete.
6. Not containing balls or bullets; as blank cartridges.
This word is applied to various other objects, usually in the sense of destitution, emptiness; as a blank line; a blank space, in a book.etc.
BLANK, noun Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument.
1. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery which draws no prize.
2. A paper unwritten; a paper without marks or characters.
3. A paper containing the substance of a legal instrument, as a deed, release, writ or execution, with vacant spaces left to be filled with names, date, descriptions. etc.
4. The point to which an arrow is directed, marked with white paper. [Little Used.]
5. Aim; shot.
6. Object to which any thing is directed.
7. A small copper coin formerly current in France, at the rate of 5 deniers Tournois. There were also pieces of three blanks, and of six; but they are now become moneys of account.
BLANK-bar, in law, a common bar, or a plea in bar, which, in an action of trespass, is put in to oblige the plaintiff to assign the place where the trespass was committed.
Point-blank, in gunnery, the shot of a gun leveled horizontally. The distance between the piece, and the point where the shot first touches the ground, is called the point-blank range; the shot proceeding on a straight line, without curving.
BLANK, verb transitive To make void; to annul.
1. To deprive of color, the index of health and spirits; to damp the spirits; to dispirit or confuse; as, to blank the face of joy.