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Block 1Definition: The solid piece of wood on which condemned
persons lay their
necks when they are beheaded.
Block 2Definition: The wooden mold on which
hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.
Block 3Definition: The pattern or shape of a hat.
Block 4Definition: 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
Block 5Definition: A square, or portion of a city inclosed by
streets, whether occupied by
buildings or not.
Block 6Definition: 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
Block 7Definition: The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.
Block 8Definition: Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; as, a block in the way.
Block 9Definition: A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high.
Block 10Definition: A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.
Block 11Definition: A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See Block system, below.
Block 12Definition: To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; used both of
things; often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor.
Block 13Definition: To secure or support by
blocks; to secure, as two
boards at their angles of intersection, by
pieces of wood glued to each.
Block 14Definition: To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.
block 15Definition: (American football) the act of obstructing
someone''s path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
block 16Definition: a platform from which an auctioneer
sells; "they put their
paintings on the block"
block 17Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular
pyramids were built with large stone
block 18Definition: housing in a large building that is divided into separate
units; "there is a block of
classrooms in the west wing"
block 19Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
block 20Definition: a metal casting containing the
cylinders and cooling
ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be
replaced because the block was cracked"
block 21Definition: 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 22Definition: 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 23Definition: 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
block 24Definition: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by
streets and usually containing several
buildings; "he lives in the next block"
block 25Definition: (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 26Definition: a
three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular
block 27Definition: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
block 28Definition: shape into a block or
blocks; "block the
graphs so one can see the
block 29Definition: shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
block 30Definition: be unable to remember;
"I''m drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first
block 31Definition: interfere with or prevent the reception of
signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the
signals emitted by this station"
block 32Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
block 33Definition: support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
block 34Definition: block passage through; "obstruct the path"
block 35Definition: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the
streets"; "stop the busy road"
block 36Definition: obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
block 37Definition: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
block 38Definition: 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
block 39Definition: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
block 40Definition: run on a block system; "block
block 41Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
block 42Definition: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"