An example of blank is a bank check on which the dollar amount is not specified.
An example of blank is an author with nothing to write about.
Tried to fill the blank hours of the day.
A blank key.
A blank refusal.
A key blank.
Blank off a subway tunnel.
My mind blanked out for a few seconds.
I blanked when asked the name of our mayor.
The music gradually blanked out.
A blank mind.
A blank denial.
A key blank.
A blank desert; a blank wall; blank unconsciousness.
Failing to understand the question, he gave me a blank stare.
A blank day.
- To cancel or obscure by covering over; void.
- To draw a lottery ticket that fails to win.
Origin of blank
- Middle English white, having spaces to be filled in from Old French blanc white of Germanic origin bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from Anglo-Norman blonc, blaunc, blaunche from Old French blanc, feminine blanche, from Frankish *blank (“gleaming, white, blinding”) from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (“white, bright, blinding”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (“to shine”). Akin to Old High German blanch (“shining, bright, white”) (German blank), Old English blanc (“white, grey”), blanca (“white steed”), English blink, blind. See also blink, blind, and blanch.