Associations to the word «Obstruction»


OBSTRUCTION, noun. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
OBSTRUCTION, noun. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
OBSTRUCTION, noun. The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, noun. (law) Interference with the orderly administration of law and justice, as by giving false information to or withholding evidence from a police officer or prosecutor, or by harming or intimidating a witness or juror.

Dictionary definition

OBSTRUCTION, noun. Any structure that makes progress difficult.
OBSTRUCTION, noun. The physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction.
OBSTRUCTION, noun. Something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan".
OBSTRUCTION, noun. The act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice".
OBSTRUCTION, noun. Getting in someone's way.

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza