Noun Definition


1.Definition: (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted

"Since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"

Category: General

2.Definition: a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

"The engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"

Category: Objects

3.Definition: a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit

"He reserved a large block of seats", "He held a large block of the company's stock"

Category: General

4.Definition: a platform from which an auctioneer sells

"They put their paintings on the block"

Category: Objects

5.Definition: a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings

"He lives in the next block"

Related Noun(s):city block

Category: Places

6.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

Related Noun(s):pulley

Category: Objects

7.Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"The pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

Category: Objects

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

Related Noun(s):cube

Category: General

9.Definition: an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension

"I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"

Category: General

10.Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube

"We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

Related Noun(s):blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage

Category: Objects

11.Definition: housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

"There is a block of classrooms in the west wing"

Category: Objects

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

Category: General