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Block vs. Tehsil

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Blocknoun

A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.

‘a block of ice’; ‘a block of stone’;

Tehsil

A Tehsil (Hindi pronunciation: [təɦsiːl], also known as tahsil, taluka or taluk) is a local unit of administrative division in some countries of the Indian subcontinent that is usually translated to . It is a subdistrict of the area within a district including the designated city, town, hamlet, or other populated place that serves as its administrative centre, with possible additional towns, and usually a number of villages.

‘township’;

Blocknoun

A chopping block; cuboid base for cutting or beheading.

‘Anne Boleyn placed her head on the block and awaited her execution.’;

Blocknoun

A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets.

‘I'm going for a walk around the block.’;

Blocknoun

A residential building consisting of flats.

‘a block of flats’;

Blocknoun

The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.

‘The place you are looking for is two long blocks east and one short block north.’;

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Blocknoun

Interference or obstruction of cognitive processes.

‘a mental block’; ‘writer's block’;

Blocknoun

(slang) The human head.

‘I'll knock your block off!’;

Blocknoun

A wig block: a simplified head model upon which wigs are worn.

Blocknoun

A mould on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.

Blocknoun

A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.

‘a block of 100 tickets’;

Blocknoun

(computing) A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see cluster).

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Blocknoun

(programming) A region of code in a program that acts as a single unit, such as a function or loop.

Blocknoun

(cryptography) A fixed-length group of bits making up part of a message.

Blocknoun

(rigging) A case with one or more sheaves/pulleys, used with ropes to increase or redirect force, for example, as part of the rigging of a sailing ship.

Blocknoun

(chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.

Blocknoun

Something that prevents something from passing.

‘There's a block in the pipe that means the water can't get through.’;

Blocknoun

(sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).

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Blocknoun

(cricket) A shot played by holding the bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.

Blocknoun

(volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter’s court.

Blocknoun

(philately) A joined group of four (or in some cases nine) postage stamps, forming a roughly square shape.

Blocknoun

A section of split logs used as fuel.

Blocknoun

(UK) Solitary confinement.

Blocknoun

A cellblock.

Blocknoun

(falconry) The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.

Blocknoun

A piece of hard wood on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted.

Blocknoun

(obsolete) A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.

Blocknoun

(rail) A section of a railroad where the block system is used.

Blocknoun

(cricket) The position of a player or bat when guarding the wicket.

Blocknoun

(cricket) A blockhole.

Blocknoun

(cricket) The popping crease.

Blockverb

(transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.

‘The pipe is blocked.’;

Blockverb

(transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.

Blockverb

(transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).

‘His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.’;

Blockverb

To impede an opponent.

‘He blocked the basketball player's shot.’; ‘The offensive linemen tried to block the blitz.’;

Blockverb

To specify the positions and movements of the actors.

‘It was very difficult to block this scene convincingly.’;

Blockverb

To hit with a block.

Blockverb

To play a block shot.

Blockverb

(transitive) To disable communication via telephone, instant messaging, etc., with an undesirable someone.

‘I tried to send you a message, but you've blocked me!’;

Blockverb

To wait.

‘When the condition expression is false, the thread blocks on the condition variable.’;

Blockverb

(transitive) To stretch or mould (a knitted item, a hat, etc.) into the desired shape.

‘I blocked the mittens by wetting them and pinning them to a shaped piece of cardboard.’;

Blockverb

(transitive) To shape or sketch out roughly.

Blocknoun

A piece of wood more or less bulky; a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more plane, or approximately plane, faces; as, a block on which a butcher chops his meat; a block by which to mount a horse; children's playing blocks, etc.

‘Now all our neighbors' chimneys smoke,And Christmas blocks are burning.’; ‘All her labor was but as a blockLeft in the quarry.’;

Blocknoun

The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded.

‘Noble heads which have been brought to the block.’;

Blocknoun

The wooden mold on which hats, bonnets, etc., are shaped.

‘He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat; it ever changes with the next block.’;

Blocknoun

A large or long building divided into separate houses or shops, or a number of houses or shops built in contact with each other so as to form one building; a row of houses or shops.

Blocknoun

A square, or portion of a city inclosed by streets, whether occupied by buildings or not.

‘The new city was laid out in rectangular blocks, each block containing thirty building lots. Such an average block, comprising 282 houses and covering nine acres of ground, exists in Oxford Street.’;

Blocknoun

A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object. It is used to change the direction of motion, as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached, and also, when two or more such sheaves are compounded, to change the rate of motion, or to exert increased force; - used especially in the rigging of ships, and in tackles.

Blocknoun

The perch on which a bird of prey is kept.

Blocknoun

Any obstruction, or cause of obstruction; a stop; a hindrance; an obstacle; - also called blockage; as, a block in the way; a block in an artery; a block in a nerve; a block in a biochemical pathway.

Blocknoun

A piece of box or other wood for engravers' work.

Blocknoun

A piece of hard wood (as mahogany or cherry) on which a stereotype or electrotype plate is mounted to make it type high.

Blocknoun

A blockhead; a stupid fellow; a dolt.

‘What a block art thou !’;

Blocknoun

A section of a railroad where the block system is used. See Block system, below.

Blocknoun

In Australia, one of the large lots into which public land, when opened to settlers, is divided by the government surveyors.

Blocknoun

The position of a player or bat when guarding the wicket.

Blocknoun

a number of individual items sold as a unit; as, a block of airline ticketes; a block of hotel rooms; a block of stock.

Blocknoun

the length of one side of a city block{5}, traversed along any side; as, to walk three blocks ahead and turn left at the corner.

Blocknoun

a halt in a mental process, especially one due to stress, memory lapse, confusion, etc.; as, a writer's block; to have a block in remembering a name.

Blocknoun

a quantity of binary-encoded information transferred, or stored, as a unit to, from, or on a data storage device; as, to divide a disk into 512-byte blocks.

Blocknoun

a number of locations in a random-access memory allocated to storage of specific data; as, to allocate a block of 1024 bytes for the stack.

Blockverb

To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; - used both of persons and things; - often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor; to block an entrance.

‘With moles . . . would block the port.’; ‘A city . . . besieged and blocked about.’;

Blockverb

To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each.

Blockverb

To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat.

Blockverb

to cause (any activity) to halt by creating an obstruction; as, to block a nerve impulse; to block a biochemical reaction with a drug.

Blocknoun

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

‘the pyramids were built with large stone blocks’;

Blocknoun

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

‘he lives in the next block’;

Blocknoun

a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

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’;

Blocknoun

housing in a large building that is divided into separate units;

‘there is a block of classrooms in the west wing’;

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’;

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’;

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

Blocknoun

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

‘the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked’;

Blocknoun

an obstruction in a pipe or tube;

‘we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe’;

Blocknoun

a platform from which an auctioneer sells;

‘they put their paintings on the block’;

Blocknoun

(American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body;

‘he threw a rolling block into the line backer’;

Blockverb

render unsuitable for passage;

‘block the way’; ‘barricade the streets’; ‘stop the busy road’;

Blockverb

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of;

‘His brother blocked him at every turn’;

Blockverb

stop from happening or developing;

‘Block his election’; ‘Halt the process’;

Blockverb

interfere with or prevent the reception of signals;

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

Blockverb

run on a block system;

‘block trains’;

Blockverb

interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia;

‘block a nerve’; ‘block a muscle’;

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’;

Blockverb

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

‘block the book cover’;

Blockverb

obstruct;

‘My nose is all stuffed’; ‘Her arteries are blocked’;

Blockverb

block passage through;

‘obstruct the path’;

Blockverb

support, secure, or raise with a block;

‘block a plate for printing’; ‘block the wheels of a car’;

Blockverb

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball);

‘block an attack’;

Blockverb

be unable to remember;

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

Blockverb

shape by using a block;

‘Block a hat’; ‘block a garment’;

Blockverb

shape into a block or blocks;

‘block the graphs so one can see the results clearly’;

Blockverb

prohibit the conversion or use of (assets);

‘Blocked funds’; ‘Freeze the assets of this hostile government’;

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