What is another word for block?

Synonyms for block
blɒkblock

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term block.

Wiktionary

  1. blocknoun

    Synonyms:
    roof, stuff, wall

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. block

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

    See synonyms for QUICKEN.

    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. block

    Synonyms:
    stop, arrest, fill, obstruct

    Antonyms:
    free, liberate, open, pave

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blocknoun

    a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

    "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    free, unfreeze, release, unblock

  2. block, city blocknoun

    a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings

    "he lives in the next block"

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, release, free

  3. block, cubenoun

    a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

    Synonyms:
    auction block, pulley-block, mental block, third power, city block, square block, cylinder block, stoppage, pulley, blockage, occlusion, cube, pulley block, stop, blocking, engine block, regular hexahedron, closure

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, unblock, release

  4. blocknoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  5. blocknoun

    housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

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

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unblock, free, release, unfreeze

  6. blocknoun

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, free, unfreeze

  7. block, mental blocknoun

    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:
    stop, stoppage, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, release, free

  8. pulley, pulley-block, pulley block, blocknoun

    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:
    stop, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    free, release, unblock, unfreeze

  9. engine block, cylinder block, blocknoun

    a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

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

    Synonyms:
    stop, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  10. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppagenoun

    an obstruction in a pipe or tube

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

    Synonyms:
    hitch, cube, blocking, full stop, stoppage, layover, cloture, law of closure, halt, plosive, gag law, diaphragm, pulley-block, pulley, arrest, closing, point, closedown, plosive speech sound, occlusion, cylinder block, check, occluded front, obstruction, mental block, engine block, full point, blockage, stop consonant, stopover, shutdown, stop, occlusive, city block, auction block, resolution, period, stay, pulley block, catch, plosive consonant, gag rule, closure, settlement

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, unblock, free

  11. auction block, blocknoun

    a platform from which an auctioneer sells

    "they put their paintings on the block"

    Synonyms:
    stop, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    free, unblock, unfreeze, release

  12. blocking, blockverb

    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

    Synonyms:
    stop, closure, city block, mental block, pulley-block, stoppage, occlusion, auction block, cube, cylinder block, pulley block, blockage, blocking, engine block, pulley

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  13. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, barverb

    render unsuitable for passage

    "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

    Synonyms:
    debar, block up, banish, lug, cease, immobilize, seal off, relegate, obturate, hold on, give up, jam, arrest, block off, close up, end, blank out, freeze, finish, obstruct, terminate, deflect, parry, embarrass, hold back, kibosh, lay off, draw a blank, stop over, hinder, break, impede, shut off, forget, exclude, stop, stuff, stymy, break off, turn back, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, discontinue, halt, contain, close off, barricado, choke up, intercept, stymie, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  14. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrassverb

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

    Synonyms:
    block up, lug, immobilize, seal off, obturate, handicap, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, abash, obstruct, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hamper, hinder, impede, forget, stop, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, halt, choke up, stymie

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, release, free, unblock

  15. stop, halt, block, kiboshverb

    stop from happening or developing

    "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

    Synonyms:
    staunch, close up, block up, lug, halt, draw a blank, immobilise, obturate, jam, arrest, block off, intercept, end, blank out, stanch, finish, obstruct, deflect, impede, embarrass, hold back, lay off, turn back, stop over, break off, break, stymie, give up, forget, immobilize, stop, stuff, occlude, stymy, freeze, blockade, hold on, bar, cease, barricade, hinder, stem, discontinue, contain, parry, kibosh, choke up, terminate, hold, quit, check

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, free, release

  16. jam, blockverb

    interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

    "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"

    Synonyms:
    immobilize, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, cram, wad, choke up, jampack, stymie

    Antonyms:
    free, release, unblock, unfreeze

  17. blockverb

    run on a block system

    "block trains"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, free, unblock

  18. blockverb

    interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia

    "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, release, unblock, free

  19. obstruct, blockverb

    shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

    "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, choke up, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, obturate, blank out, close up, lug, barricade, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, draw a blank, parry, stop, deflect, embarrass, immobilize, jam, occlude

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, release, unblock, free

  20. blockverb

    stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block

    "block the book cover"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, unfreeze, free

  21. stuff, lug, choke up, blockverb

    obstruct

    "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"

    Synonyms:
    tug, block up, scarf out, lug, halt, obturate, overindulge, binge, jam, block off, close up, thrust, blank out, freeze, gormandize, obstruct, deflect, gormandise, embarrass, glut, draw a blank, engorge, gourmandize, hinder, pig out, ingurgitate, impede, overeat, forget, tote, immobilize, stop, stuff, stymy, squeeze, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, satiate, englut, shove, parry, kibosh, choke up, stymie, farce, overgorge, gorge

    Antonyms:
    free, release, unfreeze, unblock

  22. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upverb

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

    Synonyms:
    immobilize, close, button up, fold, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, shut up, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, clam up, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, be quiet, occlude, barricade, dummy up, cram, wad, keep mum, choke up, jampack, stymie, shut down, belt up, close down

    Antonyms:
    unblock, release, unfreeze, free

  23. blockverb

    support, secure, or raise with a block

    "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, free, unfreeze

  24. parry, block, deflectverb

    impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

    "block an attack"

    Synonyms:
    ward off, debar, circumvent, evade, block up, lug, halt, sidestep, obturate, jam, stuff, fend off, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, bend, head off, obstruct, avert, deflect, impede, dodge, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, duck, hinder, avoid, forget, hedge, immobilize, stop, put off, stymy, fudge, blockade, immobilise, turn away, bar, occlude, barricade, obviate, elude, forefend, parry, choke up, forfend, stymie, stave off, distract, skirt

    Antonyms:
    release, free, unfreeze, unblock

  25. forget, block, blank out, draw a blankverb

    be unable to remember

    "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, stop, bury, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, obturate, close up, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, kibosh, block up, forget, parry, leave, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    unblock, release, free, unfreeze

  26. blockverb

    shape by using a block

    "Block a hat"; "block a garment"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    free, unblock, unfreeze, release

  27. blockverb

    shape into a block or blocks

    "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, stop, blank out, draw a blank, lug, barricade, close up, occlude, stymy, impede, obstruct, bar, halt, block up, forget, parry, obturate, embarrass, deflect, immobilize, jam, choke up

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, unblock, free

  28. freeze, block, immobilize, immobiliseverb

    prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

    "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

    Synonyms:
    pin, block up, lug, trap, halt, obturate, suspend, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, freeze down, hinder, impede, forget, freeze out, immobilize, stop, stuff, stymy, stop dead, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, choke up, stymie

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, release, unblock

Editors Contribution

  1. stand in the way

    obstruction progress or passage

    your biases block your good decisions your biases stand in the way of your good decisions

    Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blockverb

    Synonyms:
    obstruct, close, BLOCKADE, shut up, stop up, block up

  2. blocknoun

    Synonyms:
    thick and heavy piece (as of wood or stone)

  3. blocknoun

    Synonyms:
    wooden mould (on which hats are made)

  4. blocknoun

    Synonyms:
    simpleton, fool, blockhead, DUNCE

  5. blocknoun

    Synonyms:
    [U. S.] mass of houses (in a square or a continuous row)

  6. blocknoun

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) pulley

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blocknoun

    Synonyms:
    obstruction, obstacle, barrier

  2. blockverb

    Synonyms:
    obstruct, blockade

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Block":

    Block

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How to use block in a sentence?

  1. Floyd Abrams:

    We cannot predict today which publication will so inflame the president that he would seek to block publication of news, if he could, but we can expect that that day will occur. When it does, the Pentagon Papers case will stand as a powerful barrier against any effort to suppress publication.

  2. Fox News/Allie Raffa -RRB- Collins:

    The data they provided me was incredible, i could literally look in between the blocks and see the damage that was done in between each individual block.

  3. Angelique Hilaire:

    I can't afford to rent anywhere else, every time it rains I pray to God for it to stop. But what can I do ? Even a short downpour can leave the capital flooded as piles of rubbish on the streets and debris filled canals block drains, which exacerbates flooding. Natural disasters linked to climate change will only get more frequent and extreme in the future, experts say. Decades of deforestation have left Haiti even more exposed to natural disasters, with less than three percent of its original forest cover still intact, according to the UNDP. This causes soil erosion and reduces the ability of soil to retain water, making Haiti more vulnerable to flooding and landslides. During heavy rainfall, there are few trees to stop water washing down the bare mountains. While 5.5 million tree seedlings have been planted in Haiti by the UNDP since 2010, not enough has been done to stop people cutting down trees in the first place. Selling charcoal, which comes from burning wood, is used for cooking and is a key source of income for many Haitians living in the countryside. .

  4. Panos Kammenos:

    For me its a its a bad deal, and I will try to block it.

  5. Diane Kossman:

    As a prudent operator, we are temporarily shutting down Block 51 PSA field facilities to ensure the safety of our people. The shutdown will be progressed in a timely manner. Our personnel will vacate and production will cease.


Translations for block

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  • منعArabic
  • пречка, задръстване, пън, каре, блок, блокирам, препречвам, блокче, скицник, цепеница, дръвник, квартал, преграждам, пресечка, препятствамBulgarian
  • blocar, bloquejar, illa, cub, bloc, bloqueigCatalan, Valencian
  • blokCzech
  • karre, spærre, blokereDanish
  • Verstopfung, Häuserblock, Block, blockieren, abblocken, Klotz, verstopfenGerman
  • manzana, cuadra, bloquear, block, obstruir, atorar, bloque, impedirSpanish
  • بلوکPersian
  • tukkia, kortteli, ehkäistä, polla, vihko, pylpyrä, torjunta, este, ploki, kimpale, saarto, möhkäle, lohkare, järkäle, pölkky, estää, asuintalo, korttelinväli, nuppi, blokkaus, tukos, neliö, sulku, halko, murikkaFinnish
  • húsablokkur, húsasamstøða, húsaleingjaFaroese
  • blocage, immeuble, rue, boucher, tronche, bloc, billot, pâté de maison, tête, bloquer, contrer, ciboulot, obstructionFrench
  • ceap, sgonnScottish Gaelic
  • גוש, חסם, מחסום, חסימה, סתם, סינןHebrew
  • रोकनाHindi
  • verricello, ingorgo, blocco, cubo, isolato, bloccare, quartina, bozzello, ceppo, blocchetto, stoppareItalian
  • ម្ដុំ, ប្លុកKhmer
  • گه‌ڕه‌کKurdish
  • айыл, тос, квартал, маалеKyrgyz
  • claudōLatin
  • bloķētLatvian
  • poraka, tāngutu, tūporoMāori
  • တုံးBurmese
  • blok, kop, versperren, verstopping, verhinderen, verstoppen, blokkeren, tegenhoudenDutch
  • blokować, blokPolish
  • impedir, obstruir, bloco, quadra, bloqueio, resma, entupir, bloquearPortuguese
  • блок, чурба́н, преграда, блокировать, коло́да, кварта́лRussian
  • zapreka, blok, četvrt, notes, zaprjeka, blokada, klada, blokirati, glava, risankaSerbo-Croatian
  • kvarter, blockera, förhindra, knopp, block, kloss, hinder, huggkubbe, skalle, blockering, stopp, kubbeSwedish
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    Which of the following words is a synonym of Walk?
    • A. Disengage
    • B. Refrain
    • C. Perambulate
    • D. Converge

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