a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked" Synonyms: engine block, cylinder block,
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 Synonyms: pulley, pulley-block, pulley block,
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" Synonyms: mental block,
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"
a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; "he lives in the next block" Synonyms: city block,
(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"
a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides Synonyms: cube,
prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government" Synonyms: freeze, immobilize, immobilise,
shape into a block or blocks; "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
shape by using a block; "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
be unable to remember; "I''m drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!" Synonyms: forget, blank out, draw a blank,
interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station" Synonyms: jam,
impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack" Synonyms: parry, deflect,
support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"