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obstruct; hinder, thwart
chunk; obstacle; piece, unit of text that is marked for a future processing operation (Computers); mold; obstruction; scaffold, gallows; rectangle space surrounded by streets

A group, quantity, section, or segment that is considered as a unit for some purpose, procedure, process, or action. 2. (clinical trials) Treatment block. Analyses are conducted for each block, and then combined over blocks

see been around the block

Frame in which one or more pulley wheels (sheaves) are mounted.

In the Java programming language, any code between matching braces. Example: { x = 1; }.

\block\, n.
1. in australia, one of the large lots into which public land, when opened to settlers, is divided by the government surveyors.
2. (cricket) (a) the position of a player or bat when guarding the wicket. (b) a block hole. (c) the popping crease. [r.]

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 dead block 
 a block of shares 
 writer`s block 
 gin block 
 auction block 
 line block 
 sig block 
 horn block 
 cylinder block 
 city block 
 pillow block 
 pillar block 
 wood block 
 cheeks of a block 
 rack block 
 clew-line block 
 guide block 
 jewel block 
 a chip off the old block 
 cautionary block 
 upper memory block 
 cat block 
 quartering block 
 yule block 
 pulley block 
 salt block 
 boot block 
 mooring block 
 to block out 
 engine block 
 logical block addressing 
 hawse block 
 belgian block 
 building block 
 running block 
 thick-and-thin block 
 quarter block 
 jack block 
 chopping block 
 block printing 
 block system 
 block tin 
 monkey block 
 tower block 
 brake block 
 block up 
 block off 
 block out 
 plumber block 
 block book 
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 block of metal 
 strike block 
 task control block 
 trap block 
 hat block 
 block signal 

Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 sharesor more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.

a pulley

The amount of data recorded continuously on disk or cd-rom in a single operation.Blocks are separated by physical gaps,or identified by their track/sector addresses.

v. bot

Block may refer to:

Land subdivisions
  • Block (rural Australia), a small agricultural landholding
  • Block (district subdivision), administrative region in some South Asian countries
  • City block, the smallest area that is surrounded by streets
  • License block, a geographically defined area for the purpose of the extraction of natural resources

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A new arrival in an area and in a group of young friends.
US origin - around the 1950s.

1. a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
(hypernym) artifact, artefact
(hyponym) anvil
2. a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block"
(synonym) city block
(hypernym) area, country
3. a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
(synonym) cube
(hypernym) solid
(hyponym) goldbrick
4. 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"
(hypernym) collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
5. housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
(hypernym) housing, lodging, living accommodations
(hyponym) cellblock, ward
6. (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"
(hypernym) computer memory unit
(hyponym) bad block
(part-meronym) sector
(classification) computer science, computing
7. 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"
(synonym) mental block
(hypernym) inability
(hyponym) writer's block
(derivation) forget, blank out, draw a blank
8. 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
(synonym) pulley, pulley-block
(hypernym) machine, simple machine
(hyponym) bollock, bullock block
(part-holonym) block and tackle
9. a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
(synonym) engine block, cylinder block
(hypernym) cast, casting
(part-holonym) internal-combustion engine, ICE
(part-meronym) cylinder, piston chamber
10. an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
(synonym) blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
(hypernym) obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
(hyponym) breechblock, breech closer
(derivation) stuff, lug, choke up
11. a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"
(synonym) auction block
(hypernym) platform
12. (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
(synonym) blocking, interference
(hypernym) obstruction
(hyponym) trap block
(derivation) parry, deflect
(classification) American football, American football game
1. render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
(synonym) barricade, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
(hypernym) obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close up
(hyponym) shut off, block off, close off
(verb-group) obstruct
(derivation) blockage, closure, occlusion
2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
(synonym) obstruct, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
(hypernym) prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
(hyponym) stonewall
(derivation) obstruction, blockage
3. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
(synonym) stop, halt, kibosh
(hypernym) prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
(hyponym) embargo
(derivation) blockage, closure, occlusion
4. interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
(synonym) jam
(hypernym) interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
(hyponym) barrage jam
5. run on a block system; "block trains"
(hypernym) operate, run
6. interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
(hypernym) anesthetize, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anaesthetise, put to sleep, put under, put out
(derivation) blocker, blocking agent
7. 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"
(synonym) obstruct
(hypernym) hide, conceal
(verb-group) barricade, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
(derivation) blockage, closure, occlusion
8. stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
(hypernym) emboss, boss, stamp
9. obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
(synonym) stuff, lug, choke up
(hypernym) clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul
(derivation) blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
10. block passage through; "obstruct the path"
(synonym) obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close up
(hypernym) impede, hinder
(hyponym) blockade, block off
(derivation) blocking, interference
11. support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
(hypernym) hold, support, sustain, hold up
12. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
(synonym) parry, deflect
(hypernym) fence
(derivation) blocker
13. be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
(synonym) forget, blank out, draw a blank
(hyponym) slip, slip one's mind
(derivation) mental block
14. shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
(hypernym) shape, form
(derivation) cube
15. shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
(hypernym) shape, form
16. prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
(synonym) freeze, immobilize, immobilise
(antonym) unblock, unfreeze, free, release
(hypernym) withhold, keep back

A section of track that is separated from the rest of the track by brakes, chain lifts, or other devices capable of halting the train.


v. [common; from process scheduling terminology in OS theory] 1. vi. To delay or sit idle while waiting for something. "We're blocking until everyone gets here." Compare busy-wait. 2. `block on' vt. To block, waiting for (something). "Lunch is blocked on Phil's arrival."

block Cyff = n. a stock, a stump, a stem, a block Hurt = n. a block, a. stupid Hurth = n. a block, a dolt Maen = n. a block of stone. Maen ehed, a loadstone Marchfaen = n. a horse block Ploc, Plocyn = n. a block, a plug

To play a shot by delaying the rotation of the wrists during a swing. This causes the clubface not to be square at the point of impact resulting in a sliced ball.

The subdivision of a nation's exploration and production acreage. Blocks are generally defined in terms of latitude and longitude, at one-degree intervals.

A length of track of defined limits, the use of which by trains is governed by block signals, cab signals, or both. (49CFR236)

(1) A pulley or sheave in a rigid frame. (2) To prevent the flow of liquid or gas in a line. (3) A chock.

A length of track between consecutive block signals or from a block signal to the end of block system limits, governed by block signals, cab signals or both.

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An unseparated group of stamps at least two high and two wide. If the block is larger than four stamps, it is referred to as a block of six, block of eight, etc.

(v. t.)
The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.
   (v. t.)
The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded.
   (v. t.)
The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.
   (v. t.)
The pattern or shape of a hat.
   (v. t.)
Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; as, a block in the way.
   (v. t.)
A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not.
   (v. t.)
A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See Block system, below.
   (v. t.)
A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children's playing blocks, etc.
   (v. t.)
A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high.
   (v. t.)
A piece of box or other wood for engravers' work.
   (v. t.)
A large or long building divided into separate houses or shops, or a number of houses or shops built in contact with each other so as to form one building; a row of houses or shops.
   (v. t.)
A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object. It is used to change the direction of motion, as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached, and also, when two or more such sheaves are compounded, to change the rate of motion, or to exert increased force; -- used especially in the rigging of ships, and in tackles.
   (v. t.)
A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.
To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.
To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each.
To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor.

A unit of 252 bytes as defined in the Yellow Book.

klotau (v.); vihpan (chunk of wood, etc.)

1) head; 2) self control ; 3) the Block (n) remote inland settlements, or more recently, the cheaper blocks of land in the suburbs; the back section of a sheep or cattle station have one's period (about female) (n.) (underworld, obsolete) watch and chain person inheriting marked family characteristics. 5. chip on the shoulder, a grudge full to the point one can fill no more; crowded to over flowing; in a jammed or crowded condition
(of a male) fully engaged in sexual intercourse full up; overcrowded to lose one's temper to parade this area for pleasure go to the vacant piece of land popsicle, lollypop, frozen lolly to lose one's temper insane beyond suburbia and the more established farm and cattle property Part of Collins Street Melbourne, or George Street Sydney have one’s period (about female)

That part of the engine containing the cylinders . Also see Cylinder block , EN-block , brake pad , Block heater , Die , Monoblock , Rubbing block , and Sanding block

1. A group of bits or digits that is transmitted as a unit and that may be encoded for error-control purposes. (188 ) 2. A string of records, words, or characters, that for technical or logical purposes are treated as a unit. (188 ) Note 1: Blocks (a) are separated by interblock gaps, (b) are delimited by an end-of-block signal, and (c) may contain one or more records. Note 2: A block is usually subjected to some type of block processing, such as multidimensional parity checking, associated with it. 3. In programming languages, a subdivision of a program that serves to group related statements, delimit routines, specify storage allocation, delineate the applicability of labels, or segment parts of the program for other purposes.

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A region of the periodic table that corresponds to the type of subshell (s, p, d, or f) being filled during the Aufbau construction of electron configurations .

A formation in which skaters line up one behind the other in more than two straight lines forming a block or formation. The block moves on the ice utilizing the entire surface.

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