block block  /b ˈlɑk/


  1. (n) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
  2. (n) a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
  3. (n) a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
  4. (n) a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
  5. (n) housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
  6. (n) (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
  7. (n) an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
  8. (n) 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
  9. (n) a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
  10. (n) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  11. (n) a platform from which an auctioneer sells
  12. (n) the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
  13. (v) render unsuitable for passage
  14. (v) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  15. (v) stop from happening or developing
  16. (v) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
  17. (v) run on a block system
  18. (v) interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
  19. (v) shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
  20. (v) stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
  21. (v) obstruct
  22. (v) block passage through
  23. (v) support, secure, or raise with a block
  24. (v) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
  25. (v) be unable to remember
  26. (v) shape by using a block
  27. (v) shape into a block or blocks
  28. (v) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)


  1. Still another corpse hung from a cell block ceiling, the word RAT carved on its chest.
  2. Being the first Mexican-American woman on your block is one thing.
  3. It was part of a trial program to develop software that would allow Australian ISPs to block the sites.


  1. H&R Block 4Q profit rises, but misses Street view

    H&R Block 4Q profit rises, but misses Street view (AP) — H&R Block Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income jumped 13 percent as cost cutting helped offset a difficult tax season, but the results missed market expectations. The tax preparation company says it faced new hurdles with last-minute tax law changes, a delayed start to the filing season and new fraud controls.
    on June 15, 2013     Source:

  2. GoandDo: Kittery Block Party rocks today (and tonight)

    Kittery Block Party takes over Kittery Foreside today. Among the highlights this year are the addition of a 5K Road Race, the reunion of the Doc Johnson Blues Band during the street festival and a schedule of evening entertainment performances headlined...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

  3. Block Watch programs keeping crime down in Yakima

    "It's even during the day, I had a neighbor down the block from us, she was robbed in broad daylight. They went in and took all her belongings," said Frank Vasquez. Block Watch Captain Frank Vasquez has seen plenty of crime in his neighborhood. It's what prompted him to lead his block watch program.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KIMA Yakima


  1. "In the last six months, AIG has received substantial sums from the US Treasury," Obama said. "And I've asked [the Treasury Department] to use that leverage and pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses and make the American...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Salon

  2. "We've kept a certain block of players in these six games, so I don't think there will be many changes," Del Bosque said Thursday.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: The Canadian Press

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