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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 blank /ˈblæŋk/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 空白 BLNK

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blank a.
 1. Of a white or pale color; without color.
 To the blank moon
 Her office they prescribed.   --Milton.
 2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
 3. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
    Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank.   --Milton.
 4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.
 5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness.
 6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant. Blank and horror-stricken faces.”
    The blank . . . glance of a half returned consciousness.   --G. Eliot.
 7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
 Blank bar Law, a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in an action of trespass to assign the certain place where the trespass was committed; -- called also common bar.
 Blank cartridge, a cartridge containing no ball.
 Blank deed. See Deed.
 Blank door, or  Blank window Arch., a depression in a wall of the size of a door or window, either for symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed.
 Blank indorsement Law, an indorsement which omits the name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on the back of the bill.
 Blank line Print., a vacant space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats.
 Blank tire Mech., a tire without a flange.
 Blank tooling. See Blind tooling, under Blind.
 Blank verse. See under Verse.
 Blank wall, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead wall.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blank n.
 1. Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void.
    I can not write a paper full, I used to do; and yet I will not forgive a blank of half an inch from you.   --Swift.
    From this time there ensues a long blank in the history of French legislation.   --Hallam.
    I was ill. I can't tell how long -- it was a blank.   --G. Eliot.
 2. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated.
 In Fortune's lottery lies
 A heap of blanks, like this, for one small prize.   --Dryden.
 3. A paper unwritten; a paper without marks or characters a blank ballot; -- especially, a paper on which are to be inserted designated items of information, for which spaces are left vacant; a bland form.
    The freemen signified their approbation by an inscribed vote, and their dissent by a blank.   --Palfrey.
 4. A paper containing the substance of a legal instrument, as a deed, release, writ, or execution, with spaces left to be filled with names, date, descriptions, etc.
 5. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed.
 Let me still remain
 The true blank of thine eye.   --Shak.
 6. Aim; shot; range. [Obs.]
 I have stood . . . within the blank of his displeasure
 For my free speech.   --Shak.
 7. 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.
 8. Mech. A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts.
 9. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blank, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blanked p. pr. & vb. n. Blanking.]
 1. To make void; to annul. [Obs.]
 2. To blanch; to make blank; to damp the spirits of; to dispirit or confuse. [Obs.]
    Each opposite that blanks the face of joy.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages";
             "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide
             white margins" [syn: clean, white]
      2: void of expression; "a blank stare"
      3: not charged with a bullet; "a blank cartridge"
      n 1: a blank character used to separate successive words in
           writing or printing; "he said the space is the most
           important character in the alphabet" [syn: space]
      2: a substitute for a taboo word; "I hit the blank blank car"
      3: a blank gap or missing part [syn: lacuna]
      4: a piece of material ready to be made into something
      5: a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
         [syn: dummy, blank shell]
      v : keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning