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Definition 1: a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for blank in the sense of this definition

(blank is a kind of ...) ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

Definition 2: a piece of material ready to be made into something - [noun denoting artifact]

(blank is a kind of ...) a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

Definition 3: a blank gap or missing part - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for blank in the sense of this definition

(blank is a kind of ...) a narrow opening

"he opened the window a crack"

Definition 4: a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where blank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet

Synonyms for blank in the sense of this definition

(blank is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

(blank is a kind of ...) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

"We must prevent the cancer from spreading" "His snoring kept me from falling asleep" "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

Definition 6: (of a surface) not written or printed on - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blank pages
  • fill in the blank spaces
  • a clean page
  • wide white margins

Synonyms for blank in the sense of this definition

(blank is similar to ...) holding or containing nothing

"an empty glass" "an empty room" "full of empty seats" "empty hours"

Definition 7: not charged with a bullet - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a blank cartridge

(blank is similar to ...) (of weapons) not charged with ammunition

"many people are killed by guns thought to be unloaded"

Definition 8: complete and absolute - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • utter seriousness
  • blank stupidity

Synonyms for blank in the sense of this definition

(blank is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

Definition 9: without comprehension - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When I called her name, she gave me a blank look, as though she didn't know me

(blank is similar to ...) lacking perception

"as unperceptive as a boulder"

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