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Another word for block

  1. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage

      1. Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
      2. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin:
      3. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
      1. A single line of survey across a plot, region, etc.
      2. A lateral movement, as of a lathe tool across a piece of wood.
      3. A parapet or wall of earth, etc. across a rampart or trench
      1. A device such as a key for closing the hole on a wind instrument.
      2. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
      3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
      1. A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
      2. A pulled thread in knitted material, causing a loop at the point where it is caught
      3. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
      1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
      2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
      3. The act of obstructing:
      1. Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
      2. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
      2. Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
      2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
      3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
      1. Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
      2. The state or act of hindering something
      3. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
      1. A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
      2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
      1. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
      2. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
      3. A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing
      1. A blocking or being blocked
      2. Something that blocks, or obstructs; obstacle
      3. A thing that is blocking
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race.
      3. A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
      1. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
      2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
      3. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
      1. (Music) A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
      2. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
      3. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
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  2. The uppermost part of the body

      1. A small block of metal or wood with a central, threaded hole that is designed to fit around and secure a bolt or screw.
      2. (Music) A ridge of wood at the top of the fingerboard or neck of a stringed instrument, over which the strings pass.
      3. (Slang) The head
      1. A weak, foolish, or stupid person.
      2. A flat, narrow strip of dry dough, usually made with egg and served in soup, baked in casseroles, etc.
      3. (Slang) The head
      1. A small cup or mug
      2. A unit of liquid measure equal to one quarter of a pint.
      3. (Informal) The head
      1. A hemispherical roof or one formed by a series of rounded arches or vaults on a round or many-sided base; cupola
      2. A roof or vault having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.
      3. (Slang) The head; esp., the rounded top of the head
      1. A shelflike growth of fungus found on various trees, usually on the trunk
      2. A hairstyle in which the hair is straightened, usually by chemical means.
      3. The head
      1. Any of various twining herbs of the genus Phaseolus in the pea family, native to the Americas, having leaves with three leaflets and variously colored flowers, and widely cultivated for their edible pods and seeds.
      2. (Slang) The head, brain, or mind
      3. (Slang) A person's head.
      1. An individual person, esp. one among several
      2. The places where votes are cast and registered during an election, considered as a group:
      3. The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
      1. Paste; esp., the clay paste used in making pottery or porcelain
      2. A small pastry filled with meat or fish.
      3. The head, esp. the top of the head
      1. (Informal, former) The head; pate
      1. (Anatomy) The rounded proximal end of a long bone:
      2. The seat of the faculty of reason; intelligence, intellect, or mind:
      3. A portrait or representation of a person's head.
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  1. To stop or prevent passage of

  2. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container

      1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
      2. To bring to an end; discontinue
      3. To close (a bottle, jug, etc.) as with a cork or cap
      1. (Informal) To work or study hard and steadily; plod
      2. To stop up or fill (a hole, gap, etc.) by inserting a plug
      3. To connect with something so as to become attached, to close an electric circuit, etc.
      1. To supply the things needed or called for in (an order, prescription, etc.)
      2. To stop or plug up (an opening, for example).
      3. To close or plug (holes, cracks, etc.)
      1. To restrain or check; hold back:
      2. To stop or seal with or as if with a cork.
      3. (Baseball) To modify (a bat) by drilling a hole in the large end and filling it with cork or rubber: this practice is believed to give the batter an unfair advantage and is illegal
      1. To fill to excess; overcrowd
      2. To become congested.
      3. To cause too much blood, mucus, etc. to accumulate in the vessels of (a part of the body)
      1. To bring to an end; finish
      2. To bring to an end; terminate:
      3. To draw or bind together the edges of:
      1. To thicken or stick together; clot.
      2. To become obstructed or choked up:
      3. To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
      1. (Informal) To be unable to perform efficiently, as in a sporting event, because of tension, strong emotion, etc.
      2. To hold (a bat, golf club, etc.) away from the end of the handle and closer toward the middle
      3. To move one's fingers very close to the tip of a pencil, brush or other art tool.
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  3. To cut off from sight.

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  1. To draw up a preliminary plan or version of

Another word for block

  1. A mass, usually with flat surfaces

      1. A large piece, lump, or slice of bread, meat, etc.; chunk
      2. (Slang) A physically attractive man, usually with a well-developed physique.
      3. A sexually attractive man, esp. one who is large and well-built
      1. An end portion of a roll of carpeting, fabric, or yarn.
      1. A division of a railroad right of way, usually several miles of track under the care of a single maintenance crew
      2. One of two or more vehicles, such as a bus or train, given the same route and schedule, often used to carry extra passengers.
      3. (Music) A group of instruments or voices in the same class considered as a division of a band, orchestra, or choir:
      1. Something with an oblong shape.
      2. An oblong figure
      3. An object or figure, such as a rectangle, with an elongated shape.
      1. (Obs.) A mold for casting metal into a bar
      2. A mass of metal, such as a bar or block, that is cast in a standard shape for convenient storage or shipment.
      1. Any of various small metal strips worn to show military or other rank
      2. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
      3. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
      1. A lump, esp. a lump of earth, clay, loam, etc.
      2. A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay.
      3. A dull, stupid person; dolt
      1. Any mass of food shaped somewhat like a loaf of bread and baked
      2. A shaped, usually rounded or oblong, mass of food:
      3. A portion of bread baked in one piece, commonly of oblong shape and in a size convenient for table use
      1. Any of the parts into which something can be divided:
      2. Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section
      3. (Mathematics) The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
      1. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
      2. (Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
      3. A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
      1. (Slang) Cubic inches. Used especially of an internal combustion engine.
      2. The product obtained by multiplying a given number or quantity by its square; third power
      3. The product that results when a number or quantity is cubed. For example, the cube of 5 is 125.
      1. A mixture of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, etc. baked as in a loaf and often covered with icing
      2. A shaped or molded piece, as of soap or ice.
      3. A layer or deposit of compacted matter:
      1. An open, usually four-sided area at the intersection of two or more streets, often planted with grass and trees for use as a park.
      2. (Informal) A person who is square
      3. A solid piece with at least one face that is a square
      1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
      2. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      3. An instance; a specimen:
      1. A short, thick piece, as of meat or wood
      2. (Computing) A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
      3. A thick mass or piece:
      1. An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
      2. A broad, flat, thick piece, as of stone or cheese.
      3. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
  2. The area between streets

  3. The distance of the side of a block, sense 2

      1. A place where things intersect, especially a place where two or more roads cross.
      2. (Mathematics) The point or locus of points where one line, surface, or solid crosses another.
      3. The point or line where two lines or surfaces meet or cross
      1. The smallest part of a town enclosed by streets.
      2. The distance from one urban street to the next, or an approximately comparable distance.
      1. The streets of a city viewed as the scene of crime, poverty, or dereliction.
      2. A public road in a town or city; esp. a paved thoroughfare with sidewalks and buildings along one or both sides
      3. A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it:
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  4. An obstruction

      1. Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
      2. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
      2. A counter at which alcoholic drinks and sometimes food are served
      3. Something that impedes or prevents action or progress:
      1. The act of hindering:
      2. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
      3. The state or act of hindering something
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  5. In sports, an obstruction to a move or play

  6. A massive object

      1. A supporting part or layer; a foundation:
      2. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
      3. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
      1. A large, flat piece of solid material; a solid object that is large and flat.
      2. Any of the rough, outer pieces cut from a log, as in sawing it into lumber
      3. A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick
      1. A substance having a definite shape and volume; one that is neither liquid nor gaseous.
      2. An object or figure having or represented as having length, breadth, and thickness
      3. A substance that is solid, not a liquid or gas
      1. Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
      2. A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. A musical setting of certain parts of the Mass, especially the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei.
      2. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
      3. A lump or aggregate of coherent material:
      1. (Computing) A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
      2. A short, thick piece, as of meat or wood
      3. A thick mass or piece:
  7. A pulley

  8. A chunk used for chopping

  9. Place of execution

      1. An upright post with a crosspiece, forming a T-shaped structure from which executed criminals were formerly hung for public viewing.
      2. A structure like a gallows, from which bodies of criminals already executed were hung and exposed to public scorn
      3. A device used for hanging a person until dead; a gallows.
      1. Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross.
      2. (Christianity) The sign of the cross.
      3. A monument in the form of a cross, or with a cross on it, marking a crossroad, boundary, grave, etc.
      1. A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown.
      2. Something that resembles a tree in form, especially a diagram or arrangement that has branches showing relationships of hierarchy or lineage.
      3. A plant or shrub resembling a tree in form or size.
      1. A share or interest, as in property, a person, or a business venture
      2. (Mormon Ch.) A geographical area made up of a number of wards
      3. A length of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground, as for marking a boundary, supporting a plant, etc.
      1. A temporary wooden stage or platform, as that on which medieval plays were presented
      2. A temporary platform, either supported from below or suspended from above, on which workers sit or stand when performing tasks at heights above the ground.
      3. A temporary wooden or metal framework for supporting workmen and materials during the erecting, repairing, or painting of a building, etc.
      1. An instrument for beheading by means of a heavy blade dropped between two grooved uprights
      2. A device consisting of a heavy blade held aloft between upright guides and dropped to behead a person condemned to die.
      3. An instrument, working on a similar principle, as for cutting paper
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  1. To impede

  2. In sports, to impede a play

  3. To shape on or as if on a block

      1. To assume a certain shape:
      2. To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
      3. To form into a particular shape; give shape to:
      1. To make into a different shape
      2. To shape again or give new shape or form to
      3. To shape, form, or organize again or anew.
      1. (Informal) To take shape or form
      2. To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
      3. To give a particular form to (a material):
      1. To shape (a phonograph record, metal or plastic products, etc.) by use of a form or matrix
      2. (Basketball) To employ a press.
      3. To move by applying pressure: