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blank

 (blăngk)
adj. blank·er, blank·est
1.
a. Devoid of writing, images, or marks: a blank wall; a blank screen.
b. Containing no information; unrecorded or erased: a blank tape; a blank diskette. See Synonyms at empty.
c. Having spaces for information to be provided; not completed or filled in: a blank questionnaire.
2. Not having received final processing; unfinished: a blank key.
3.
a. Devoid of thought or impression: a blank mind.
b. Showing no expression, interest, or understanding; expressionless: a blank stare.
4. Devoid of activity or distinctive character; empty: tried to fill the blank hours of the day.
5. Absolute; complete: a blank refusal.
n.
1.
a. An empty space or place, especially an empty space on a document to be filled in.
b. A document with one or more such spaces.
2.
a. Something without information or thought: When I read that question on the test, my mind was a blank.
b. Something showing no expression or understanding: When he told his mother what happened, her face was a blank.
3. A manufactured article of a standard shape or form that is ready for final processing, as by stamping or cutting: a key blank.
4. A blank cartridge.
5. Something worthless, such as a losing lottery ticket.
6. A mark, usually a dash (—), indicating the omission of a word or of a letter or letters.
7. The white circle in the center of a target; a bull's-eye.
8. Games An unmarked piece or portion of a piece, as a domino tile, whose value may be determined by the holder.
v. blanked, blank·ing, blanks
v.tr.
1. To remove, as from view; obliterate: "At times the strong glare of the sun blanked it from sight" (Richard Wright).
2. To block access to: blank off a subway tunnel.
3. Sports To prevent (an opponent) from scoring.
4. To punch or stamp from flat stock, especially with a die.
v.intr.
1. To become abstracted. Often used with out: My mind blanked out for a few seconds.
2. To fail to find or remember something: I blanked when asked the name of our mayor.
3. To fade away: The music gradually blanked out.

[Middle English, white, having spaces to be filled in, from Old French blanc, white, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blank′ly adv.
blank′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.blankly - without expressionblankly - without expression; in a blank manner; "she stared at him blankly"
Translations
بِدون تَعْبير، بانْشِداه
bez výrazunepřítomněneurčitě
üresen
tómlega, meî svipleysi
boş boşifadesiz bir şekilde

blankly

[ˈblæŋklɪ] ADV he looked at me blanklyme miró sin comprender

blankly

[ˈblæŋkli] adv
(= without expression) → d'un air absent
(= without understanding) → d'un air ébahi

blankly

adv (= expressionlessly)ausdruckslos; (= uncomprehendingly)verständnislos; she just looked at me blanklysie sah mich nur groß an (inf)

blankly

[ˈblæŋklɪ] adv (say) → senza espressione; (stare) → con aria assente

blank

(blӕŋk) adjective
1. (of paper) without writing or marks. a blank sheet of paper.
2. expressionless. a blank look.
3. (of a wall) having no door, window etc.
noun
1. (in forms etc) a space left to be filled (with a signature etc). Fill in all the blanks!
2. a blank cartridge. The soldier fired a blank.
ˈblankly adverb
with a blank expression. He looked at me blankly.
ˈblankness noun
blank cartridge
a cartridge without a bullet.
blank cheque
a signed cheque on which the sum to be paid has not been entered.
go blank
to become empty. My mind went blank when the police questioned me.
References in classic literature ?
If I told my schoolmates that Lena Lingard's grandfather was a clergyman, and much respected in Norway, they looked at me blankly.
I crouched in the bottom of the dingey, stunned, and staring blankly at the vacant, oily sea.
His face was a fair weakness, his chin retreated, and his hair lay in crisp, almost flaxen curls on his low forehead; his eyes were rather large, pale blue, and blankly staring.
He gazed blankly about the kitchen, which looked cold and squalid in the rainy winter twilight.
Her great dark eyes wander blankly over the fields like the eyes of one who is desolate, homeless, unloved, not the promised bride of a brave tender man.
Archer had seated himself near the window and was gazing out blankly at the deserted thoroughfare.
She sank down on to the earth clasping her knees together, and looking blankly in front of her.
They gazed blankly at him, their sticks over their backs, and on each stick a bundle.
and ever afterward) he would stare blankly, as if wondering what the man meant.
He did it languidly, and, when he had finished, sat on the edge of the bed staring blankly before him.
The shoulders lay upon a low mound, and the head was turned back at an angle otherwise impossible, the expanded eyes staring blankly backward in a direction opposite to that of the feet.
Campaign spokesman Ted Crockett was left baffled, apparently unable to do anything but stare blankly into the camera and blink after a simple, but effective takedown from CNN anchor Jake Tapper.