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Block 1

Definition: The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded.

Block 2

Definition: The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.

Block 3

Definition: The pattern or shape of a hat.

Block 4

Definition: 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.

Block 5

Definition: A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not.

Block 6

Definition: 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.

Block 7

Definition: The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.

Block 8

Definition: Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; as, a block in the way.

Block 9

Definition: A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high.

Block 10

Definition: A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.

Block 11

Definition: A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See Block system, below.

Block 12

Definition: 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.

Block 13

Definition: 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.

Block 14

Definition: To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.

block 15

Definition: (American football) the act of obstructing someone''s path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer"

block 16

Definition: a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block"

block 17

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

block 18

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

block 19

Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

block 20

Definition: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"

block 21

Definition: 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

block 22

Definition: 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"

block 23

Definition: 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"

block 24

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

block 25

Definition: (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"

block 26

Definition: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

block 27

Definition: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

block 28

Definition: shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"

block 29

Definition: shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"

block 30

Definition: be unable to remember; "I''m drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"

block 31

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

block 32

Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

block 33

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

block 34

Definition: block passage through; "obstruct the path"

block 35

Definition: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

block 36

Definition: obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"

block 37

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

block 38

Definition: 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"

block 39

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

block 40

Definition: run on a block system; "block trains"

block 41

Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"

block 42

Definition: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"


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