Sure, the critics never quite cottoned to him; they always insinuated that he was an airhead, a blank.
And what fills the blank pages, billboards, airwaves, and screens that media is, is advertising.
Listening to Creed is perhaps his way of saying, “Forget everything you think you know about music, and start with a blank slate.”
blank—as well as Obama, who faces reelection in November—would probably like the appointment to be longer than eight months.
In the case of Steven Eugene Washington, nothing more than a blank stare made him a target for police bullets.
She made her mind a blank so often that she flew to thinking to escape the emptiness of it.
Robin's pale, blank face had a sick look, a deadly smoothness.
For the mere rhetorical "elevation" of blank verse we have no use whatever.
I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.
From 1604 to 1608 is a period which forms a blank leaf in the story of Arabella.
early 13c., "white, pale, colorless," from Old French blanc "white, shining," from Frankish *blank "white, gleaming," or some other West Germanic source (cf. Old Norse blakkr, Old English blanca "white horse;" Old High German blanc, blanch; German blank "shining, bright"), from Proto-Germanic *blangkaz "to shine, dazzle," extended form of PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
Meaning "having empty spaces" evolved c.1400. Sense of "void of expression" (a blank look) is from 1550s. Spanish blanco, Italian bianco are said to be from Germanic. Related: Blankly, blankness.
late 14c. as the name of a small French coin; 1550s as "white space in the center of a target," from the same source as blank (adj.). Meaning "empty space" (in a document, etc.) is from c.1570. Meaning "losing lottery ticket" (1560s) is behind the expression draw a blank. The word has been "for decorum's sake, substituted for a word of execration" [OED] from 1854. From 1896 as short for blank cartridge (itself from 1826).
1540s, "to nonplus, disconcert, shut up;" 1560s, "to frustrate," from blank (adj.). Sports sense of "defeat (another team) without allowing a score" is from 1870. Meaning "to become blank or empty" is from 1955. Related: Blanked; blanking.
A weakened or diluted narcotic, or a nonnarcotic substance sold as a narcotic; flea powder (1970s+ Narcotics)
[noun sense probably fr blank cartridge, ''a cartridge without a bullet'']