Definition of blank adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//blæŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//blæŋk//
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  1. 1  empty, with nothing written, printed or recorded on it Sign your name in the blank space below. a blank CD Write on one side of the paper and leave the other side blank. She turned to a blank page in her notebook.
  2. 2  (of a wall or screen) empty; with no pictures, marks or decoration blank whitewashed walls Suddenly the screen went blank.
  3. 3showing no feeling, understanding or interest She stared at me with a blank expression on her face. Steve looked blank and said he had no idea what I was talking about. Suddenly my mind went blank(= I could not remember anything).
  4. 4[only before noun] (of negative things) complete and total a blank refusal/denial see also point-blank
  5. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘white, colourless’): from Old French blanc ‘white’, ultimately of Germanic origin.Extra examples His expression remained studiously blank. I left the third column blank. Kevin’s expression turned blank. The screen’s gone blank. What if my mind goes completely blank with panic? Her explanation was met with blank looks. Suddenly my mind went blank.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blank