a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
shape into a block or blocks
shape by using a block
be unable to remember
(computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
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
an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
a platform from which an auctioneer sells
a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
render unsuitable for passage
block passage through
support, secure, or raise with a block
impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
stop from happening or developing
run on a block system
A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children's playing blocks, etc.
The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded.
The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.
The pattern or shape of a hat.
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.
A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not.
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;
The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.
Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; as, a block in the way.
A piece of box or other wood for engravers' work.
A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high.
A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.
A section of a railroad where the block system is used. see block system, below.
To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way;
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.
To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.