Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
blank /blæɳk/
  • tính từ
    • để trống, để trắng (tờ giấy...)
      • a blank page: một trang để trắng
      • a blank cheque: một tờ séc để trống
      • a blank space: một quãng trống
    • trống rỗng; ngây ra, không có thần (cái nhìn...)
      • a blank existence: một cuộc đời trống rỗng
      • a blank look: cái nhìn ngây dại
      • his money is completely blank on the subject: về vấn đề đó anh ta không nhớ được tí gì
    • không nạp chì (đạn); giả
      • blank cartridge: đạn không nạp chì
      • blank window: cửa sổ giả
    • bối rối, lúng túng
      • to look blank: có vẻ bối rối, lúng túng
    • hoàn toàn tuyệt đối
      • blank silence: sự yên lặng hoàn toàn
      • blank despair: nỗi thất vọng hoàn toàn
    • không vần (thơ)
      • blank verse: thơ không vần
  • danh từ
    • chỗ để trống, khoảng trống, gạch để trống
      • to fill the blank: điền vào những chỗ để trống
    • sự trống rỗng
      • his mind is a complete blank: đầu óc anh ta trống rỗng
    • nỗi trống trải
      • what a blank such a life is!: cuộc sống như vậy thật trống rỗng quá!
    • đạn không nạp chì ((cũng) blank cartridge)
    • vé xổ số không trúng
      • to draw a blank: không trúng số; ((nghĩa bóng)) thất bại
    • phôi tiền (mảnh kim loại để rập thành đồng tiền)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) mẫu in có chừa chỗ trống
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) điểm giữa bia tập bắn; đích
      • to fire points blank: chĩa súng thẳng sát đích mà bắn, dí súng tận nơi mà bắn
  • ngoại động từ
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thể dục,thể thao) thắng tuyệt đối, thắng hoàn toàn (đội bạn)
Concise Dictionary
+a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
+a substitute for a taboo word
+a blank gap or missing part
+a piece of material ready to be made into something
+a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
+keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
+(of a surface) not written or printed on
+void of expression
+not charged with a bullet

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 empty, plain, bare:
I stared at the blank paper, unable to write even my name.
2 unornamented, unadorned, undecorated, void:
Whenever Irena sees a blank wall she feels compelled to hang a painting on it.
3 vacant, empty:
The actor's mind went completely blank -- he had forgotten his lines.
4 passive, impassive, expressionless, emotionless, vacuous, mindless, unexpressive:
He gave us a blank look when asked about the missing rare stamps.
5 disconcerted, discomfited, nonplussed, confused, helpless, resourceless, perplexed, dazed, bewildered:
The two old men looked at each other with blank and horror-stricken faces.
6 unrelieved, stark, sheer, utter, pure, unmixed, absolute, unqualified:
Jack faced the blank prospect of solitary confinement.
7 space; line, box:
Please fill in the blanks on the form.
8 nothing, zero, nil; void, emptiness:
I asked her when the baby was coming, but I drew a blank.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun, verb
+ adjective
1 empty, with nothing written, printed or recorded on it: Sign your name in the blank space below. + a blank cassette + Write on one side of the paper and leave the other side blank. + She turned to a blank page in her notebook.
2 (of a wall or screen) empty; with no pictures, marks or decoration: blank whitewashed walls + Suddenly the screen went blank.
3 showing 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 [only before noun] (of negative things) complete and total: a blank refusal / denial
See also - POINT-BLANK
blankly adverb: She stared blankly into space, not knowing what to say next.
blankness noun [U]
+ noun
1 [C] an empty space on a printed form or document for you to write answers, information, etc. in: Please fill in the blanks with a black pen. + If you can't answer the question, leave a blank.
2 [sing.] a state of not being able to remember anything: My mind was a blank and I couldn't remember her name.
3 [C] (also blank cartridge) a CARTRIDGE in a gun that contains an explosive but no bullet: The troops fired blanks in the air.
Idioms see DRAW v.
+ verb
1 [VN] (BrE, informal) to ignore sb completely: I saw her on the bus this morning, but she totally blanked me.
2 [V] (AmE) to be suddenly unable to remember or think of sth: I knew the answer, but I totally blanked during the test.
Phrasal Verbs: blank out to suddenly become empty: The screen blanked out.
blank sth<->out
1 to cover sth completely so that it cannot be seen: All the names in the letter had been blanked out.
2 to deliberately forget sth unpleasant: She had tried to blank out the whole experience.
Collocation Dictionary

1 empty space on paper


fill in
In the test, we had to fill in the blanks.
| leave
If you don't know the answer, just leave a blank.

2 cartridge for a gun


Soldiers fired blanks into the sky.


1 with nothing written, recorded, etc. on


be | go
The screen's gone blank.
| remain | leave sth
I left the third column blank.


completely, entirely

2 without emotion/interest/understanding


be, look
Gina looked blank; then understanding dawned.
| go
What if my mind goes completely blank with panic?
| remain


completely | studiously
His expression remained studiously blank.

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