blank-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a space between written characters that serves as a delimiter

Commentary: BLANK[+entity][+artifact][+symbol][+space][+delimiter][+character][+word/+sentence/+paragraph]
NOTE: an empty space that functions like a character, -not- an area for writing (Sense 7)

Should these words be hyphenated, or have a blank between them?
Each paragraph should be indented with three blanks.
Imagine trying to read a text without any blanks between the words.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a surrogate expression, utterance for a taboo word

Commentary: BLANK[+action][+utterance][+surrogate][+word][+taboo]

As John whacked his shin he yelled, 'I hate this blank blank table!"
Her brother is always saying 'the blank this' and 'the blank that'.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: an empty expanse, e.g., time, space, recollection

Commentary: BLANK[+expanse][+empty][+spatial/+temporal/+conceptual]

Where the two towers had stood was now a vast, glaring blank of space.
Her mind is a total blank about where she might have left her keys.
That period is a long blank in history, about which little is known.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: the template for an unformed or unfinished object

Commentary: BLANK[+entity][+artifact][+template][+unformed]

These coin blanks will be stamped as U.S. pennies.
The warehouse had stacks of metal blanks that would be made into outdoor siding.
This commercial paper from John's firm has an endorsement in blank. (no named payee)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: a cartridge shell that doesn't contain a bullet

Commentary: BLANK[+entity][+artifact][+cartridge][+shell][-bullet]

The Hollywood stuntmen fired blanks at each other during the fight scene.
These cartridges are just blanks and have no bullets inside them.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 6: an unmarked domino piece

Commentary: BLANK[+entity][+artifact][+domino][-marked]

Can you match any domino with a blank?
Here is a double-six domino and here is a blank.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4b

Sense Number 7: small empty regions of a document

Commentary: BLANK[+location][+region][+small][+empty][+document]
NOTE: an area to write in, not a space functioning as a character (Sense 1)

Fill in all the blanks at the bottom of this form.
The exam has a multiple-choice part and a fill-in-the-blanks part.
Sign your name and date in the blanks provided.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2b

Sense Number 8: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)