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Why synonyms can be useful

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Synonyms for (noun) block

Synonyms: block, blocking Definition: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Hypernyms: obstruction Definition: getting in someone's way

Synonyms: auction block, block Definition: a platform from which an auctioneer sells Usage: they put their paintings on the block

Hypernyms: platform Definition: a raised horizontal surface Usage: the speaker mounted the platform

Synonyms: block Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides) Usage: the pyramids were built with large stone blocks

Hypernyms: artefact, artifact Definition: a man-made object taken as a whole

Synonyms: block Definition: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units Usage: there is a block of classrooms in the west wing

Hypernyms: housing, living accommodations, lodging Definition: structures collectively in which people are housed

Synonyms: block, blockage, closure, stop, stoppage, occlusion Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube Usage: we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Hypernyms: obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, impediment, impedimenta Definition: any structure that makes progress difficult

Synonyms: engine block, cylinder block, block Definition: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine Usage: the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked

Hypernyms: cast, casting Definition: object formed by a mold

Synonyms: pulley, pulley block, pulley-block, block Definition: 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

Hypernyms: machine, simple machine Definition: a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

Synonyms: block, mental block Definition: an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension Usage: I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block

Hypernyms: inability Definition: lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something

Synonyms: block Definition: a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit Usage: he reserved a large block of seats; he held a large block of the company's stock

Hypernyms: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Synonyms: city block, block Definition: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings Usage: he lives in the next block

Hypernyms: area, country Definition: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography) Usage: it was a mountainous area; Bible country

Synonyms: block Definition: (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted Usage: since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably

Hypernyms: computer memory unit Definition: a unit for measuring computer memory

Synonyms: cube, block Definition: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

Hypernyms: solid Definition: a three-dimensional shape

Synonyms for (verb) block

Synonyms: immobilise, immobilize, freeze, block Definition: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) Usage: Blocked funds; Freeze the assets of this hostile government

Hypernyms: keep back, withhold Definition: hold back; refuse to hand over or share Usage: The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room

Synonyms: block Definition: shape into a block or blocks Usage: block the graphs so one can see the results clearly

Hypernyms: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Synonyms: block Definition: shape by using a block Usage: Block a hat; block a garment

Hypernyms: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Synonyms: block, jam Definition: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals Usage: Jam the Voice of America; block the signals emitted by this station

Hypernyms: interrupt, break up, disrupt, cut off Definition: make a break in Usage: We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms: block, deflect, parry Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) Usage: block an attack

Hypernyms: fence Definition: fight with fencing swords

Synonyms: block Definition: support, secure, or raise with a block Usage: block a plate for printing; block the wheels of a car

Hypernyms: hold, hold up, support, sustain Definition: be the physical support of; carry the weight of Usage: The beam holds up the roof; He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam; What's holding that mirror?

Synonyms: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude Definition: block passage through Usage: obstruct the path

Hypernyms: hinder, impede Definition: be a hindrance or obstacle to Usage: She is impeding the progress of our project

Synonyms: stop, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade Definition: render unsuitable for passage Usage: block the way; barricade the streets; stop the busy road

Hypernyms: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude Definition: block passage through Usage: obstruct the path

Synonyms: stuff, choke up, block, lug Definition: obstruct Usage: My nose is all stuffed; Her arteries are blocked

Hypernyms: clog, clog up, choke, choke off, congest, foul, back up Definition: become or cause to become obstructed Usage: The leaves clog our drains in the Fall; The water pipe is backed up

Synonyms: block Definition: stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block Usage: block the book cover

Hypernyms: emboss, boss, stamp Definition: raise in a relief Usage: embossed stationery

Synonyms: obstruct, block Definition: shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight Usage: The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage; The trees obstruct my view of the mountains

Hypernyms: hide, conceal Definition: prevent from being seen or discovered Usage: Muslim women hide their faces; hide the money

Synonyms: block Definition: interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia Usage: block a nerve; block a muscle

Hypernyms: anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put out, put under Definition: administer an anesthetic drug to Usage: The patient must be anesthetized before the operation; anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth

Synonyms: block Definition: run on a block system Usage: block trains

Hypernyms: operate, run Definition: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. Usage: She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

Synonyms: stymie, stymy, hinder, obstruct, embarrass, block, blockade Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of Usage: His brother blocked him at every turn

Hypernyms: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms: block, stop, halt, kibosh Definition: stop from happening or developing Usage: Block his election; Halt the process

Hypernyms: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project