Complete Definition of "block"

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English

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Pronunciation
IPA|/blÉk/, SAMPA|/blQk/
audio|en-us-block.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ék|-Ék

Homophones: bloc

Noun
en-noun

  1. A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.

#:A block of ice.
#:A block of stone.

  1. A cuboid of wood, plastic or other material used as a base on which to cut something.

#:Anne Boleyn placed her head on the block and awaited her execution.

  1. US A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets

#:I'm going for a walk around the block.

  1. UK A group of buildings in a city or town, demarcated by streets.

#:A block of flats.

  1. The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.

#:The place you are looking for is two long blocks east and one short block north.

  1. slang The human head.

#: I'll knock your block off.

  1. A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.

#:A block of 100 tickets.

  1. computing A logical data storage unit containing one ore more physical sector|sectors (see cluster).
  2. context|rigging A case with one or more sheaves/pulleys, used with ropes to increase or redirect force, for example, as part of the rigging of a sailing ship.
  3. chemistry A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
  4. Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).

#:There's a block in the pipe that means the water can't get through.

  1. sports An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
  2. Cricket A shot played by holding he bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.
  3. volleyball A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitterâs court.

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Related terms
bloc

Derived terms
rel-top4|terms derived from block (noun)
cuboid
block capitals
building block
cinder block
clinker block
group of buildings
apartment block
around the block
blockbuster
block of flats
block party
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distance
city block
cutting base
chopping block
block vote
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prevent passage
breeze block
breeze-block
mental block
writer's block|writerâs block
from the block
stage blocking
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rigging
block and tackle
two-blocked
human head
blockhead
volleyball
block assist
blocking error
solo block
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Synonyms
;volleyball
stuff, roof, wall

Translations
trans-top|a cuboid piece
Catalan: cub m, bloc m
Chinese traditional/simplified: ç©æ¨, ç©æ¨ (jÄ« mù)
Dutch: blok n
Finnish: kuutio, järkäle, lohkare
French: bloc m
trans-mid
German: Block m, Klotz m
Hebrew: ××ש (gush) m
Italian: blocco m, cubo m
Polish: t|pl|blok|m
Portuguese: Bloco
Spanish: bloque m
Swedish: block#Swedish|block n, kloss c
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trans-top|a group of buildings demarcated by streets
Catalan: illa f
Chinese traditional/simplified: éç¤ç©, éç¢ç© (zhàng Äi wù)
Dutch: blok n
Finnish: kortteli
French: pâté (de maisons) m
German: Häuserblock m, Block m
trans-mid
Italian: isolato
Kurdish: KUchar|Ú¯ÙâÚÙâÚ©
Spanish: manzana f, cuadra f
Swedish: kvarter n
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trans-top|the distance from one street to another
Catalan: illa f
Chinese traditional/simplified: è¡å,è¡åº (jiÄ qÅ«)
Dutch: blok n, straat m or f
Finnish: kortteli
trans-mid
French: rue f
Spanish: manzana, cuadra f
Swedish: kvarter n
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trans-top|a base for cutting
Dutch: blok n
Chinese traditional/simplified: ç §æ¿, ç §æ¿ (zhÄn bÇn)
Finnish: pölkky
French: billot m
German: Block m, Klotz m
trans-mid
Italian: ceppo
Swedish: kubbe c, huggkubbe
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trans-top|a set of paper sheets
Chinese tradtional/simplified: ä¸æ¹, ä¸æ¹ (yì pÄ«)
Dutch: blok n
Finnish: vihko
French: bloc m
German: Block m
trans-mid
Italian: blochetto m
Spanish: block m
Swedish: block#Swedish|block
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trans-top|data storage unit
French: bloc m
German: Block m
trans-mid
Swedish: block n
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trans-top|something that prevents passing
Chinese traditional/simplified: éç¤ç©, éç¢ç© (zhàng Äi wù)
Dutch: verstopping f
Finnish: este, tukos, sulku
French: blocage m, obstruction f
German: Verstopfung f
Hebrew: ××ס×× (makhsom) m
trans-mid
Italian: ingorgo m, blocco m
Swedish: blockering c, stopp n, hinder n
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trans-top|certain cricket shot
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trans-top|part of a ship's rigging
Chinese traditional/simplified: ç´¢å·, ç´¢å· (suÇ jù)
Finnish: ploki, pylpyrä
Swedish: block#Swedish|block
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trans-top|portion of macromolecule
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trans-top|volleyball
Chinese tradtional/simplified: æç, æç (pái qiú)
French: blocage m
Hebrew: ×ס××× (khasima) f
trans-mid
Polish: t|pl|blok|m
Russian: блок m
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trans-top|head
Chinese traditional/simplified: 頭, 頭 (tóu)
Dutch: kop m
Finnish: nuppi
French: tête, tronche f, ciboulot m
trans-mid
Swedish: skalle c, knopp c
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Translations to be checked
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.

#:The pipe is blocked.

  1. transitive To prevent (something or someone) from passing.

#:You're blocking the road - I can't get through.

  1. transitive To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).

#:His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.

  1. transitive The act of impeding an opponent in sports.

#:He blocked the basketball player's shot.
#:The offensive lineman|offensive linemen tried to block the blitz.

  1. transitive|theater To specify the positions and movements of the actors.

#: It was very difficult to block this scene convincingly.

  1. transitive|Cricket To hit with a block.
  2. intransitive|Cricket To play a block shot.

Translations
trans-top|to fill
Catalan: bloquejar, blocar
Finnish: tukkia
French: boucher
German: blockieren, verstopfen
Hebrew: ×סת×× (listom)
Italian: bloccare
trans-mid
Swedish: blockera
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trans-top|to prevent passing
Catalan: bloquejar, blocar
Finnish: estää
French: bloquer
German: blockieren
Hebrew: ××ס×× (lakhsom)
Italian: bloccare
trans-mid
Polish: t|pl|blokowaÄ
Swedish: blockera
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trans-top|to prevent an action
Catalan: bloquejar, blocar
Finnish: estää
French: contrer
German: abblocken, blockieren
Italian: bloccare
trans-mid
Polish: t|pl|blokowaÄ
Swedish: förhindra
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trans-top|impeding action
Catalan: bloquejar, blocar
German: abblocken
Italian: stoppare
trans-mid
Russian: блокиÑоваÑÑ
Swedish: blockera
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trans-top|to specify positions and movements of actors
trans-mid
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trans-top|to use the cricket shot block
trans-mid
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Related terms
rel-top4|terms derived from block (verb)
blockage
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blocking
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Swedish
sv-noun|gender=Neuter|block|blocket|block|blocken|blocks|blockets|blocks|blockens

Noun
block IPAchar|ËblÉk n

  1. block#English|block, boulder
  2. pad, block#English|block
  3. block#English|block, pulley
  4. bloc

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