1. to hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Example : They blocked me at every turn.
2. to block passage through
Example : I blocked the path with a sign.
3. to stop from happening or developing
Example : After reading the fine print, I blocked the deal.
4. 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 5. to prohibit the conversion or use of assets
Example : Their assets were blocked by the government. .
6. to be unable to remember
Example : I blocked the memory.
7. to obstruct or stop
Example : The protesters blocked the trucks from entering the factory.
8. a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
Example : the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked
9. the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements 10. a platform from which an auctioneer sells
Example : they put their paintings on the block
11. an obstruction in a pipe or tube
Example : we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
12. an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do 13. a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
Example : I live in the next block.
14. a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides 15. to interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
Example : Our neighbor's tree is blocking our satellite.
16. to impede the movement of an opponent or a ball
Example : I blocked the shot.
17. to shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
Example : The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage.
18. a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
Example : the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
19. housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
Example : there is a block of classrooms in the west wing
20. a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
Example : I reserved a large block of seats.
21. (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
22. to shape into a block or blocks
Example : I blocked the graphs so they could see the results clearly.
23. to shape by using a block
Example : I blocked the hat to stretch it into the proper shape.
24. to support, secure, or raise with a block
Example : I blocked a plate for printing.
25. to stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
Example : I blocked the book cover with intricate patterns.
26. to interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
Example : The anesthesiologist blocked a nerve.
Translation for "block"
block meaning in Spanish : bloquear block meaning in German : Block block meaning in Japanese : ブロック block meaning in Turkish : blok block meaning in Chinese : 块 block meaning in Arabic : منع block meaning in Polish : blok block meaning in Hindi : खंड block meaning in French : bloc block meaning in Russian : блок block meaning in Tamil : தொகுதி block meaning in Telugu : బ్లాక్