Associations to the word «Block»

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Wiktionary

BLOCK, noun. A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
BLOCK, noun. A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets.
BLOCK, noun. A residential building consisting of flats.
BLOCK, noun. The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.
BLOCK, noun. (slang) The human head.
BLOCK, noun. A wig block: a simplified head model upon which wigs are worn.
BLOCK, noun. A mould on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.
BLOCK, noun. A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
BLOCK, noun. (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see cluster).
BLOCK, noun. (computing) A region of code in a program that acts as a single unit, such as a function or loop.
BLOCK, noun. (cryptography) A fixed-length group of bits making up part of a message.
BLOCK, noun. (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.
BLOCK, noun. (chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
BLOCK, noun. Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).
BLOCK, noun. (sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
BLOCK, noun. (cricket) A shot played by holding the bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.
BLOCK, noun. (volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter’s court.
BLOCK, noun. (philately) A joined group of four (or in some cases nine) postage stamps, forming a roughly square shape.
BLOCK, noun. A section of split logs used as fuel.
BLOCK, noun. (UK) Solitary confinement.
BLOCK, noun. A cellblock.
BLOCK, noun. (falconry) The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.
BLOCK, noun. (printing) (dated) A piece of hard wood on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted.
BLOCK, noun. (obsolete) A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.
BLOCK, noun. A section of a railroad where the block system is used.
BLOCK, noun. (cricket) The position of a player or bat when guarding the wicket.
BLOCK, noun. (cricket) A blockhole.
BLOCK, noun. (cricket) The popping crease.
BLOCK, noun. Misspelling of bloc.
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) (sports) To impede an opponent.
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) (theater) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To hit with a block.
BLOCK, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) To play a block shot.
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) To disable communication via telephone, instant messaging, etc., with an undesirable someone.
BLOCK, verb. (computing) (intransitive) To wait.
BLOCK, verb. (transitive) To stretch or mould (a knitted item, a hat, etc.) into the desired shape.
BLOCK AND TACKLE, noun. A system of two or more pulleys (the tackles) each enclosed by a housing (the block) with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.
BLOCK AND TACKLE, noun. (euphemistic) human male external genitalia
BLOCK BOOK, noun. A book printed from engraved wooden blocks instead of movable type.
BLOCK BOOKS, noun. Plural of block book
BLOCK CAPITAL, noun. A capital letter written by hand.
BLOCK CAPITALS, noun. Plural of block capital
BLOCK CAPITALS, noun. (plural only) text written entirely in capital letters.
BLOCK CHAIN, noun. A chain in which the alternate links are broad blocks connected by thin side links pivoted to the ends of the blocks, used with sprocket wheels to transmit power, as in a bicycle.
BLOCK CHAINS, noun. Plural of block chain
BLOCK COPOLYMER, noun. A copolymer that is a block polymer - adjacent blocks being multiples of different monomers
BLOCK DESIGN, noun. (combinatorial mathematics) A set together with a family of subsets (repeated subsets are allowed at times) whose members are chosen to satisfy some set of properties deemed useful for a particular application.
BLOCK DESIGNS, noun. Plural of block design
BLOCK DIAGRAM, noun. A pictorial representation of a system or process in which subsystems or other components are represented by geometric shapes joined by lines or arrows
BLOCK DIAGRAMS, noun. Plural of block diagram
BLOCK DUMP, noun. (computing) A small image that contains the sectors read off the original disc, during a computing process. It includes all the data the emulator reads off the original ISO image, and is used in problem solving by developers.
BLOCK HEATER, noun. An electric heater that heats the engine of a car to ease starting in cold weather.
BLOCK HEATERS, noun. Plural of block heater
BLOCK HOUR, noun. (aviation) Time from the moment the aircraft door closes at departure of a revenue flight until the moment the aircraft door opens at the arrival gate following its landing. Block hours are the industry standard measure of aircraft utilization.
BLOCK HOURS, noun. Plural of block hour
BLOCK LENGTH, noun. (computing) The length (in bytes, characters, etc.) of a block of data.
BLOCK LENGTHS, noun. Plural of block length
BLOCK LETTER, noun. A capital letter written by hand.
BLOCK LETTERS, noun. Plural of block letter
BLOCK LEVEL ELEMENT, noun. (HTML) An HTML element that normally begins on a new line, and may or may not contain other block level elements or inline elements.
BLOCK LEVEL ELEMENTS, noun. Plural of block level element
BLOCK MACROMOLECULE, noun. (chemistry) any macromolecule composed of a linear sequence of blocks
BLOCK MODEL, noun. (shipbuilding) A scale model of a ship to be built, showing the vessel's water line.
BLOCK MODEL, noun. (shipbuilding) A simplified model of a ship with flat sides.
BLOCK MODELS, noun. Plural of block model
BLOCK OF FLATS, noun. A residential building consisting of apartments.
BLOCK OFF, verb. (transitive) To obstruct
BLOCK OFF, verb. To book, set aside (an amount of time to do an activity)
BLOCK OUT, verb. (transitive) to prevent from entering or penetrating
BLOCK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to prevent (a thought) from entering one's mind.
BLOCK OUT, verb. (transitive) to cover something, so as to make it impossible to see.
BLOCK OUT, verb. (transitive) to begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out.
BLOCK PARTIES, noun. Plural of block party
BLOCK PARTY, noun. A festive event held in the street of a city block.
BLOCK PARTY, noun. (basketball) (slang) A game during which a single player blocks the shots of many other players.
BLOCK POLYMER, noun. (chemistry) A polymer which is a block macromolecule.
BLOCK POLYMERS, noun. Plural of block polymer
BLOCK PRINTING, noun. A style of printing (common in China and Japan) from engraved boards by means of a sheet of paper laid on the linked surface and rubbed with a brush.
BLOCK PRINTING, noun. A method of printing cotton cloth and paper hangings with colours, by pressing them upon an engraved surface coated with colouring matter.
BLOCK SIGNAL, noun. (railways) One of the danger signals or safety signals which guide the movement of trains in a block system, often coupled with a switch so that opening or closing the switch also operates the signal.
BLOCK SIGNALS, noun. Plural of block signal
BLOCK SYSTEM, noun. On railways, a system by which the track is divided into sections of three or four miles, and trains are run by the guidance of electric signals so that no train enters a section or block before the preceding train has left it.
BLOCK UP, verb. (transitive) to completely block or obstruct.
BLOCK UP, verb. (intransitive) to be completely blocked or obstructed.

Dictionary definition

BLOCK, noun. A solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks".
BLOCK, noun. A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block".
BLOCK, noun. A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides.
BLOCK, noun. 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".
BLOCK, noun. Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing".
BLOCK, noun. (computer science) 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".
BLOCK, noun. 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".
BLOCK, noun. 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.
BLOCK, noun. A metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked".
BLOCK, noun. An obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe".
BLOCK, noun. A platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block".
BLOCK, noun. The act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements.
BLOCK, verb. Render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road".
BLOCK, verb. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn".
BLOCK, verb. Stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process".
BLOCK, verb. Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station".
BLOCK, verb. Run on a block system; "block trains".
BLOCK, verb. Interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle".
BLOCK, verb. Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains".
BLOCK, verb. Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover".
BLOCK, verb. Obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked".
BLOCK, verb. Block passage through; "obstruct the path".
BLOCK, verb. Support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car".
BLOCK, verb. Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack".
BLOCK, verb. Be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!".
BLOCK, verb. Shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment".
BLOCK, verb. Shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly".
BLOCK, verb. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government".

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