[noun] a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
[noun] a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block" Synonyms:city
[noun] a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides Synonyms:cube
[noun] 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 company's stock"
[noun] housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
[noun] (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"
[noun] 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" Synonyms:mental
[noun] 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 Synonyms:pulley, pulley-
[noun] a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked" Synonyms:engine cylinder
[noun] an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe" Synonyms:age, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
[noun] a platform from which an auctioneer sells; "they put their paintings on the block" Synonyms:auction
[noun] (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer" Synonyms:ing, interference
[verb] render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road" Synonyms:barricade, ade, stop, off, up, bar