- A solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides. )
- usage: "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
- A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings.
- usage: "he lives in the next block"
- synonyms: city block
- A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides.
- synonyms: cube
- A number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit.
- usage: "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
- Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units.
- usage: "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
- Computer science. ( a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted)
- usage: "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
- An inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension.
- usage: "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"
- synonyms: mental block
- 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.
- A metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine.
- usage: "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
- An obstruction in a pipe or tube.
- usage: "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
- A platform from which an auctioneer sells.
- usage: "they put their paintings on the block"
- synonyms: auction block
- The act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements.
- synonyms: blocking
- Render unsuitable for passage.
- usage: "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
- Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.
- usage: "His brother blocked him at every turn"
- Stop from happening or developing.
- usage: "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
- Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals.
- usage: "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
- synonyms: jam
- Run on a block system.
- usage: "block trains"
- Interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia.
- usage: "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
- Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight.
- usage: "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
- synonyms: obstruct
- Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block.
- usage: "block the book cover"
- usage: "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
- Block passage through.
- usage: "obstruct the path"
- Support, secure, or raise with a block.
- usage: "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
- Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball. )
- usage: "block an attack"
- Be unable to remember.
- usage: "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife"
- Shape by using a block.
- usage: "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
- Shape into a block or blocks.
- usage: "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
- Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets. )
- usage: "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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