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Definition of "block" []

  • A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides. (noun)
  • Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support. (noun)
  • Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done: a butcher's block. (noun)
  • Such a piece upon which persons are beheaded. (noun)
  • One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "block" in a sentence
  • "There is a vertical plate called the multiplication table block, or more shortly, the _block_."
  • "Small ray of hope: The Bulldogs don't block that many shots (277th nationally in block%)."
  • "He could have erased the title block and redone only that part, but he insisted on starting over with a new drawing."