# block

## Noun

 Singular block
many differnt blocks
1. A block is a hard piece of material, usually with six smooth sides.
When I was young, I liked building things with wooden blocks.
2. A city block is the distance from one road to the next.
We have to walk about three blocks to the restaurant.
3. In computers, a block is a computer restriction that prevents access to something.
I could not start a page on Wikipedia because of a block

## Verb

 Plain form block Third-person singular blocks Past tense blocked Past participle blocked Present participle blocking
1. (transitive) If $X$ is blocking $Y$, then $Y$ can't go past $X$.
The water in the bath won't go down. There's something blocking the drain.
The road was blocked by police.
Excuse me! You're blocking my view. I can't see.