ETYM Old Eng. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from French blanc, fem. blanche, from Old High Germ. blanch shining, bright, white, German blank; akin to Eng. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white.
1. Not charged with a bullet.
2. Of a surface; not written or printed on; SYN. clean, white.
3. Void of expression.
ETYM French candide (cf. Italian candido), Latin candidus white, from candęre to be of a glowing white; akin to accendere, incendere, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Related to Candle, Incense.
1. Informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared.
2. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; SYN. open.
3. Starkly realistic.
1. Being of the color white; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; SYN. achromatic.
2. Having white skin; of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
3. (Of hair) Having lost its color; SYN. whitened.
4. (Of wine) Almost colorless
5. Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
6. Glowing white with heat; SYN. lily-white.
7. (Of coffee) Having cream or milk added.