Part Of Speech: noun
Definition: A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
Example: a block of ice
Definition: A chopping block; cuboid base for cutting or beheading.
Example: Anne Boleyn placed her head on the block and awaited her execution.
Definition: A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets.
Example: I'm going for a walk around the block.
Definition: A residential building consisting of flats.
Example: a block of flats
Definition: The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.
Example: The place you are looking for is two long blocks east and one short block north.
Definition: Interference or obstruction of cognitive processes.
Definition: The human head.
Example: I'll knock your block off!
Definition: A wig block: a simplified head model upon which wigs are worn.
Definition: A mould on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.
Definition: A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
Example: a block of 100 tickets
Definition: A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see cluster).
Definition: A region of code in a program that acts as a single unit, such as a function or loop.
Definition: A fixed-length group of bits making up part of a message.
Definition: A case with one or more sheaves/pulleys, used with ropes to increase or redirect force, for example, as part of the rigging of a sailing ship.
Definition: A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
Definition: Something that prevents something from passing.
Example: There's a block in the pipe that means the water can't get through.
Definition: An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
Definition: A shot played by holding the bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.
Definition: A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter’s court.
Definition: A joined group of four (or in some cases nine) postage stamps, forming a roughly square shape.
Definition: A section of split logs used as fuel.
Definition: Solitary confinement.
Definition: A cellblock.
Definition: The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.
Definition: A piece of hard wood on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted.
Definition: A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.
Definition: A section of a railroad where the block system is used.
Definition: The position of a player or bat when guarding the wicket.
Definition: A blockhole.
Definition: The popping crease.
Definition: A discrete group of vines in a vineyard, often distinguished from others by variety, clone, canopy training method, irrigation infrastructure, or some combination thereof.