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Definition of Block

Noun: block  blók

  1. A solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
     
  2. A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    "he lives in the next block";
    - city block
     
  3. A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
    - cube
     
  4. A number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
    "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
     
  5. Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
    "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
     
  6. (computing) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
    "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms 'block' and 'sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
     
  7. An inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
    "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block";
    - mental block
     
  8. A simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
    - pulley, pulley-block, pulley block
     
  9. A metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
    "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked";
    - engine block, cylinder block
     
  10. An obstruction in a pipe or tube
    "we had to call a plumber to clear out the block in the drainpipe";
    - blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
     
  11. A platform from which an auctioneer sells
    "they put their paintings on the block";
    - auction block
     
  12. The act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
    - blocking
Verb: block  blók
  1. Render unsuitable for passage
    "block the way"; "block off the streets"; "block up the streets";
    - barricade, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
     
  2. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    "His brother blocked him at every turn";
    - obstruct, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
     
  3. Prevent from happening or developing
    "Block his election";
    - stop, halt, kibosh
     
  4. Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
    "block the signals emitted by this station";
    - jam
     
  5. Run on a block system
    "block trains"
     
  6. Interrupt the normal function of by means of anaesthesia
    "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
     
  7. Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
    "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage";
    - obstruct
     
  8. Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
    "block the book cover"
     
  9. Obstruct
    "Her arteries are blocked";
    - stuff, lug, choke up
     
  10. Block passage through
    "block the path";
    - obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close up
     
  11. Support, secure, or raise with a block
    "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
     
  12. Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
    "block an attack";
    - parry, deflect
     
  13. Be unable to remember
    "You are blocking the name of your first wife!";
    - forget, blank out, draw a blank, disremember
     
  14. Shape by using a block
    "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
     
  15. Shape into a block or blocks
    "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
     
  16. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
    "Blocked funds";
    - freeze, immobilize, immobilise [Brit]

See also:
Bloch
blockable

Anagrams containing the word block

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