What is block?

  • (verb): Obstruct.
    Synonyms: stuff, lug, choke up
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on block, blocks:

Causes of Writer's Block
... Writer's block may have many or several causes ... audience can be paralyzing and can cause writer's block ... Other blocks, especially the more serious kind, may be produced by adverse circumstances in a writer's life or career physical illness, depression, the end of a relationship, financial pressures, a sense of ...
Writer's Block
... Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing as a profession, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work ... Throughout history writer's block has been a documented problem ... Irene Clark notes that writer's block is a common affliction that most writers will experience at one time or another ...
Block - People
... Francesca Lia Block (born 1962), American writer Herbert Lawrence Block, commonly known as Herblock, American political cartoonist Lawrence Block (born ...
110 Block
... A 110 block is a type of punch block used to connect sets of wires in a structured cabling system ... twisted pair cables which uses a similar punch-down tool as the older 66 block ...
American V8 Engines - American V8s (by Manufacturer and Year)
... Liberty 1932–1953 Flathead V8 1954–1962 Y-block V8 1958–1967 MEL V8 1958–1976 FE V8 1958–1982 Super Duty engine 1962–2001 Windsor V8 1966–present Cosworth DFV 1968–1997 ...

More definitions of "block":

  • (verb): Interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia.
    Example: "Block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
  • (verb): Shape into a block or blocks.
    Example: "Block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
  • (verb): Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).
    Example: "Block an attack"
    Synonyms: parry, deflect
  • (noun): A metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine.
    Example: "The engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
    Synonyms: engine block, cylinder block
  • (verb): Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals.
    Example: "Block the signals emitted by this station"
    Synonyms: jam
  • (noun): (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted.
    Example: "Since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms 'block' and 'sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
  • (verb): Shape by using a block.
    Example: "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
  • (noun): A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings.
    Example: "He lives in the next block"
    Synonyms: city block
  • (noun): A platform from which an auctioneer sells.
    Example: "They put their paintings on the block"
    Synonyms: auction block
  • (verb): Stop from happening or developing.
    Example: "Block his election"
    Synonyms: stop, halt, kibosh
  • (verb): Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block.
    Example: "Block the book cover"
  • (noun): (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body.
    Example: "He threw a rolling block into the line backer"
    Synonyms: blocking, interference
  • (verb): Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight.
    Synonyms: obstruct
  • (verb): Run on a block system.
    Example: "Block trains"
  • (noun): A number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit.
    Example: "He reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: pulley, pulley-block
  • (noun): A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides.
    Synonyms: cube
  • (verb): Support, secure, or raise with a block.
    Example: "Block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
  • (noun): An inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension.
    Example: "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"
    Synonyms: mental block
  • (noun): A solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides).
    Example: "The pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
  • (noun): Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units.
    Example: "There is a block of classrooms in the west wing"

Famous quotes containing the word block:

    The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 16:23.

    Jesus to Peter.

    The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem.... I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.
    Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968)