- A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
- A of ice.
- A of stone.
- A cuboid of wood, plastic or other material used as a base on which to cut something.
- Anne Boleyn placed her head on the and awaited her execution.
- A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets
- I'm going for a walk around the .
- A group of buildings in a city or town, demarcated by streets.
- A of flats.
- 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 north.
- (slang) The human head.
- I'll knock your off.
- A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
- A of 100 tickets.
- (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one ore more physical sector, sectors (see cluster).
- (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.
- (chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
- Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).
- There's a in the pipe that means the water can't get through.
- (sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
- (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.
- (volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter"s court.
- (transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
- The pipe is blocked.
- (transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
- You're blocking the road - I can't get through.
- (transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
- His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.
- (transitive) The act of impeding an opponent in sports.
- He blocked the basketball player's shot.
- The offensive lineman, offensive linemen tried to the blitz.
- (transitive, theater) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
- It was very difficult to this scene convincingly.
- (transitive, Cricket) To hit with a block.
- (intransitive, Cricket) To play a block shot.
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