block


block
/blɒk / (say blok)

noun
1. a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane or approximately plane faces.
2. a child's building brick.
3. a mould or piece on which something is shaped or kept in shape, as a hat block.
4. one of the short wooden or brick supports by which a timber-floored building is elevated above the ground.
5. a piece of wood prepared for cutting, or as cut, for wood engraving.
6. Printing a letterpress printing plate mounted on a base to make it type-high.
7. a (wooden) bench or board for chipping or cutting on.
8. the support on which a person about to be beheaded lays his or her head.
9. a platform from which an auctioneer sells.
10. Chiefly WA and Tasmaniacarton (def. 2).
11. Mechanics
a. a device consisting of one or more grooved pulleys mounted in a casing or shell, to which a hook or the like is attached, used for transmitting power, changing direction of motion, etc.
b. the casing or shell holding the pulley.
12. an obstacle or hindrance.
13. a blocking or obstructing, or blocked or obstructed state or condition.
14. Pathology an obstruction, as of a nerve.
15. Sport a hindering of an opponent's actions.
16. Cricket a mark made on the crease by the person batting when taking guard.
17. a quantity, portion, or section taken as a unit or dealt with at one time: block of tickets.
18. Computers a set of data or instructions.
19.
a. a fairly large area of land, especially for settlement, mining, farming, etc.
b. a section of land, frequently suburban, as for building a house, etc.: a block of land; a building block.
20. NZ the area of land, especially Crown or State forest, over which a trapper or hunter is licensed to operate.
21.
a. one large building, divided into offices, apartments, etc.: an office block; a block of flats.
b. a building containing a number of units of a particular type: a toilet block; a shower block; a cell block.
22.
a. a portion of a city, town, etc., enclosed by (usually four) neighbouring and intersecting streets.
b. the length of one side of this; distance between one intersection and the next.
23. Railwaysblock section.
24. a stage direction added to a script.
25. a large number of shares taken together, as on the stock exchange.
26. a writing or sketching pad.
27. Philately a group of four or more unseparated stamps, not in a strip.
28. Athletics a starting block.
29. Bowls a bowl which blocks the opponent's logical course to the jack.
30. a blocked shoe.
31. Obsolete Colloquial a wristwatch.
adjective
32. organised as a block (def. 17): block teaching for two weeks.
verb (t)
33. to fit with blocks; mount on a block.
34. to shape or prepare on or with a block.
35. to cut into blocks.
36. to write in stage directions on (a script).
37. to obstruct (a space, progress, etc.); check or hinder (a person, etc.) by placing obstacles in the way.
38. to restrict the use of (a currency, etc.)
39. Pathology, Physiology to stop the passage of impulses in (a nerve, etc.).
verb (i)
40. to act so as to obstruct an opponent (as in football, boxing, etc.).
41. Cricket to stop the ball with the bat; to bat defensively.
phrase
42. block in,
a. to draw or paint roughly without detail or elaboration.
b. to outline or explain in a general way.
43. block out,
a. to obscure from view: the smoke blocked out the sun.
b. to conceal by screening in some way: to block out the silence with noise; to block out the image with a red spot.
c. to prevent penetration by: this cream blocks out radiation.
d. Mining to determine the three-dimensional character of (an ore body), usually by diamond drilling.
44. do the block, Colloquial to promenade the fashionable area of town: *It was Saturday morning, and fashionable Melbourne was `doing the Block'. –fergus hume, 1898.
45. have been around the block a few times, Colloquial (of a man) to have had numerous love affairs
46. knock someone's block off, Colloquial to punch someone in the head.
47. lose (or do) one's block, Colloquial to become very angry.
48. new kid (or boy){{}} (or girl) on the block, a newcomer arriving into an established group, as a particular field, organisation, etc., especially one who attracts attention as a force in the group.
49. off one's block, Colloquial insane.
{Middle English blok, apparently from Old French bloc block, mass, of Germanic origin; defs 46, 47 and 49 special sense of block to mean `head' in use from the 16th century; from blockhead a head-shaped wooden block used by hatmakers}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
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