Definition of BLOCK

noun : BLOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides ;

  • 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

verb : BLOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 4. (

    ) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station" ;

  • 5. (

    ) run on a block system; "block trains" ;

  • 6. (

    ) interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover" ;

  • 11. (

    ) support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car" ;

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