Blank
Blank 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

From this time there ensues a long blank in the history of French legislation. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

I was ill. I can't tell how long -- it was a blank. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

2. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated. [1913 Webster]

In Fortune's lottery lies A heap of blanks, like this, for one small prize. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The freemen signified their approbation by an inscribed vote, and their dissent by a blank. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed. [1913 Webster]

Let me still remain The true blank of thine eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Aim; shot; range. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I have stood . . . within the blank of his displeasure For my free speech. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. --Nares. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mech.) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts. [1913 Webster]

9. (Dominoes) A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the ``double blank''; the ``six blank.'' [1913 Webster]

{In blank}, with an essential portion to be supplied by another; as, to make out a check in blank. [1913 Webster]


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  • blank — blank …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

  • Blank — ist: als Adjektiv abgeleitet von blank „schimmernd“ oder „hell“ (von „blinken“; vgl. Blanker Hans) In der saloppen Sprache wird mit „blank“ jedoch auch eine Person bezeichnet, der momentan kein Geld zur Verfügung hat. Das Wort „blank“ kann auch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Blank — Blank, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F. blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white, G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98. See {Blink}, and cf. 1st {Blanch}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of a white or pale …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blank — [blaŋk] adj. [ME < OFr blanc, white < Frank * blank, white, gleaming, akin to OE blanca, white steed < IE * bhleg , to shine: see BLACK] 1. Obs. colorless or white 2. a) not written, recorded, etc. on; not marked; empty [a blank sheet of …   English World dictionary

  • blank — blank: Mhd. blanc »blinkend, weiß glänzend, schön«, ahd. blanch »blank«, niederl. blank »blank, glänzend, weiß«, schwed. black »fahl« gehören mit den unter ↑ blinken behandelten Wörtern zu der Wortgruppe von ↑ blecken. Das Adjektiv wurde mit… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Blank — blank: Mhd. blanc »blinkend, weiß glänzend, schön«, ahd. blanch »blank«, niederl. blank »blank, glänzend, weiß«, schwed. black »fahl« gehören mit den unter ↑ blinken behandelten Wörtern zu der Wortgruppe von ↑ blecken. Das Adjektiv wurde mit… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Blank — Blank, er, este, adj. et adv. welches nur in den gemeinen Mundarten, besonders Niedersachsens, üblich ist. 1) Für weiß. Blanker Wein, weißer Wein, im Gegensatze des rothen. Ir hende ir arme blanch, Graf Werner von Hohenberg. Kele blank, Graf… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • blank — I (emptiness) noun absence, barrenness, cipher, hiatus, hollowness, mexistence, insubstantiality, nil, nonesse, nonexistence, nonsubsistence, nonentity, nothing, nothingness, nullity, tabula rasa, unsubstantiality, vacancy, vacuousness, vacuum,… …   Law dictionary

  • blank — blank; blank·er; blank·ly; blank·ness; blank·ety blank; …   English syllables

  • blank — Adj std. (10. Jh.), mhd. blank, ahd. blanc, mndd. blank Stammwort. Führen auf vd. * blanka Adj. glänzend, weiß, hell zurück. Damit vergleicht sich zunächst (als Pferdefarbe) anord. blakkr fahl , aber auch braun , ae. blanca Schimmel , so daß wohl …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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