- Of a white or pale color; without color."To the blank moon Her office they prescribed." [Milton.]
- 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.
- Utterly confounded or discomfited."Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank." [Milton.]
- Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.
- 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.
- Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant." Blankand horror-stricken faces." [C. Kingsley.]"The blank . . . glance of a half returned consciousness." [G. Eliot.]
- Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
Etymology: 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