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Definition: Blank door
, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F.
blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white,
G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98.
, and cf. 1st Blanch
1. Of a white or pale color; without color.
To the blank moon
Her office they prescribed. --Milton.
2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty
space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said
of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a
blank check; a blank ballot.
3. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank. --Milton.
4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space;
a blank day.
5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank
desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections,
hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of
sensations; as, blank unconsciousness.
6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated
characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.;
expressionless; vacant. “Blank and horror-stricken
The blank . . . glance of a half returned
consciousness. --G. Eliot.
7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
(Law), a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in
an action of trespass to assign the certain place where
the trespass was committed; -- called also common bar
, a cartridge containing no ball.
. See Deed
, or Blank window
(Arch.), a depression in a
wall of the size of a door or window, either for
symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion
of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed.
(Law), an indorsement which omits the
name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is
usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on
the back of the bill.
(Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a
line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats.
(Mech.), a tire without a flange.
. See Blind tooling
, under Blind
. See under Verse
, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead
, n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura,
dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. th["u]r, thor,
Icel. dyrr, Dan. d["o]r, Sw. d["o]rr, Goth. daur, Lith.
durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ?; cf. Skr.
dur, dv[=a]ra. [root]246. Cf. Foreign
1. An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by
which to go in and out; an entrance way.
To the same end, men several paths may tread,
As many doors into one temple lead. --Denham.
2. The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually
turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house
or apartment is closed and opened.
At last he came unto an iron door
That fast was locked. --Spenser.
3. Passage; means of approach or access.
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall
be saved. --John x. 9.
4. An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or
apartment to which it leads.
Martin's office is now the second door in the
, Blind door
, etc. (Arch.) See under Blank
, or Within doors
, within the house.
Next door to
, near to; bordering on.
A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.
Out of doors
, or Without doors
, and, [colloquially], Out doors
, out of the house; in open air; abroad; away; lost.
His imaginary title of fatherhood is out of doors.
To lay (a fault, misfortune, etc.) at one's door
, to charge
one with a fault; to blame for.
To lie at one's door
, to be imputable or chargeable to.
If I have failed, the fault lies wholly at my door.
Note: Door is used in an adjectival construction or as the
first part of a compound (with or without the hyphen),
as, door frame, doorbell or door bell, door knob or
doorknob, door latch or doorlatch, door jamb, door
handle, door mat, door panel.