B b


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [blok]
    • /blɒk/
    • /blɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [blok]
    • /blɒk/

Definitions of blocks word

  • noun blocks a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces. 1
  • noun blocks a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.: a wall made of concrete blocks. 1
  • noun blocks one of a set of cube-shaped pieces of wood, plastic, or the like, used as a child's toy in building. 1
  • noun blocks a mold or piece on which something is shaped or kept in shape: a hat block. 1
  • noun blocks a piece of wood used in the art of making woodcuts or wood engravings. 1
  • noun blocks Printing. the base on which a plate is mounted to make it type-high. 1

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Origin of blocks

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English blok log, stump (< Middle French bloc) < Middle Dutch blok; perhaps akin to balk

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Blocks


blocks popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

blocks usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for blocks

noun blocks

  • airlocks — Plural form of airlock.
  • areas — Plural form of area.
  • backstops — Plural form of backstop.
  • barriers — anything built or serving to bar passage, as a railing, fence, or the like: People may pass through the barrier only when their train is announced.
  • cakes — Plural form of cake.

verb blocks

  • arrests — Plural form of arrest.
  • baffles — Plural form of baffle.
  • chocks — Plural form of chock.
  • chokes — the act or sound of choking.
  • crosses — Plural form of cross.

Antonyms for blocks

noun blocks

  • adjuvants — Plural form of adjuvant.
  • advantages — A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.
  • anabases — any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
  • analeptics — Plural form of analeptic.
  • carrots — Plural form of carrot.

verb blocks

  • advances — personal overtures made in an attempt to become friendly, gain a favour, etc
  • advocates — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of advocate.
  • assists — Plural form of assist.
  • comforts — things that make life easier and more pleasant
  • countenances — Plural form of countenance.

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