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

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis