Associations to the word «Blockade»


BLOCKADE, noun. The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.
BLOCKADE, noun. By extension, any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
BLOCKADE, noun. (nautical) The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.
BLOCKADE, noun. (chess) Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it
BLOCKADE, verb. (transitive) To create a blockade against.
BLOCKADE RUNNER, noun. A vehicle, mainly referring to a naval one, with the purpose to bring cargo across a military blockade.
BLOCKADE RUNNERS, noun. Plural of blockade runner
BLOCKADE WHISKEY, noun. (US) Illegally distilled whiskey; moonshine.
BLOCKADE WHISKEY, noun. (US) Home made liquor, produced legaly or otherwise.
BLOCKADE WHISKEYS, noun. Plural of blockade whiskey

Dictionary definition

BLOCKADE, noun. A war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy.
BLOCKADE, noun. Prevents access or progress.
BLOCKADE, verb. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn".
BLOCKADE, verb. Render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road".
BLOCKADE, verb. Obstruct access to.
BLOCKADE, verb. Impose a blockade on.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope