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1. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides).

Synonyms

  • cake
  • bar
  • artifact
  • chock
  • cube
  • domino
  • nog
  • metal bar
  • step
  • crosshead
  • ingot
  • type
  • briquette
  • briquet
  • artefact
  • chopping block
  • inkpad
  • slab
  • inking pad
  • starting block
  • stamp pad
  • anvil
  • swage block
  • pad
  • square block
  • wedge
  • block of metal

Antonyms

  • be well
  • stimulate
  • fragrant
  • inoffensive

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Block

  • hassebrock
  • overstock
  • interlock
  • antilock
  • antiknock
  • restock
  • bangkok
  • ballcock
  • unlock
  • undock
  • strock
  • sprock
  • skroch
  • pathak
  • o'clock
  • estok
  • elcock
  • alcock
  • ad-hoc
  • adcock
  • vlok
  • stokke
  • stocke
  • stock
  • staack
  • srock
  • spock
  • smock
  • skok
  • shrock

Example sentences of the word block


1. Noun, singular or mass
is the appropriate way to address the envelope, as well as the address block in the letter.

2. Verb, base form
Plant shade trees to block the sun on the side of the house where your dog spends time.

Quotes containing the word block


1. The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

2. I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

3. Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
- Marsha Sinetar

2. block

verb. ['ˈblɑːk'] render unsuitable for passage.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • impede
  • close off
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • jam
  • blockade
  • bar
  • block off
  • close up
  • barricade
  • close
  • shut off
  • stop

Antonyms

  • careless
  • long
  • public
  • unrestrained

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings.

Synonyms

  • area
  • country

Antonyms

  • survive
  • deprive
  • boycott

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. block

verb. ['ˈblɑːk'] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.

Synonyms

  • stymie
  • forestall
  • hinder
  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • bottleneck
  • check
  • stonewall
  • blockade
  • hang
  • filibuster
  • embarrass
  • preclude
  • stymy
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • nonintervention
  • lose
  • boil
  • overgarment

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] housing in a large building that is divided into separate units.

Synonyms

  • lodging
  • cellblock
  • ward
  • living accommodations
  • housing

Antonyms

  • disinfect
  • honor
  • fair
  • fair ball

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides.

Synonyms

  • goldbrick
  • solid

Antonyms

  • custom-made
  • divide
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. block

verb. ['ˈblɑːk'] stop from happening or developing.

Synonyms

  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • embargo
  • halt
  • kibosh
  • stop
  • stay
  • preclude
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • roughness
  • mind
  • attend to
  • find

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit.

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • collection

Antonyms

  • attack
  • advantage
  • anterior
  • pull

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. block

verb. ['ˈblɑːk'] interfere with or prevent the reception of signals.

Synonyms

  • disrupt
  • jam
  • blanket jam
  • barrage jam
  • interrupt
  • cut off
  • spot jam
  • point jam

Antonyms

  • rush
  • necessitate
  • admit
  • distant

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. block

noun. ['ˈblɑːk'] a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine.

Synonyms

  • reciprocating engine
  • engine block
  • cylinder
  • casting
  • ICE
  • piston chamber
  • cast
  • internal-combustion engine

Antonyms

  • open up
  • open
  • disjoin
  • male

Etymology

  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bloc (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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