Synonyms for block

Synonyms for (noun) block

Synonyms: block, blocking

Definition: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: computer memory unit

Definition: a unit for measuring computer memory


Synonyms: cube, block

Definition: a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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