part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solid piece of hard material, such as wood or concrete, with flat sides.
- The mason built a wall out of stone blocks.
definition 2: a small cube or other three-dimensional shape made out of wood or plastic and used as a child’s building toy.
definition 3: an area in a city or town surrounded by four connecting streets. The distance of one of the sides is also called a block.
- Let’s take a walk around the block.
- He lives only one block from the store.
definition 4: the case that holds a pulley.
definition 5: a group of people or things considered as a single unit.
- They saved us a block of seats for the basketball game.
definition 6: something that slows down or obstructs.
- The stalled car is a block to traffic.
synonyms: hindrance, obstacle, obstruction
definition 7: the use of the body to stop the movement of another player in football and other sports.
- That block of his opponent helped to win the game.
part of speech: verb
inflections: blocks, blocking, blocked
definition 1: to get in the way of movement or stop progress.
- The Senator tried to block discussion of the bill.
synonyms: hinder, obstruct, stop
definition 2: to close off or obstruct by putting something in the way.
- The stalled truck blocked the road.
synonyms: clog, jam, obstruct