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bloc Explained

bloc at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[blɔk]

bloc at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1903, in reference to alliances in Continental politics, from Fr. bloc "group, block," from O.Fr. bloc "piece of wood" (see block). ///

bloc at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C usually singular] [Date: 1900-2000; Language: French; Origin: Old French; BLOCK1]// a large group of people or countries with the same political aims, working together// --the former Soviet bloc// en bloc//

bloc at French => English Of Explained:

block, pad

bloc at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "bloc":
Bund, Rochdale cooperative, alliance, assemblage, association,
axis, band, body, coalition, college, combination, combine,
common market, confederacy, confederation, consumer cooperative,
cooperative, cooperative society, corps, council, credit union,
customs union, economic community, faction, federation,
free trade area, gang, group, grouping, league, machine, mob,
partnership, party, political machine, ring, society, union

bloc at French => English Of Explained:

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absolute convergenceabsolute Kosten

bloc at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bloc
n : a group of countries in special alliance [syn: {axis}]

bloc at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Bloc

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » bloc||group, block|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » bloc||a considerable piece of something heavy, block|lang=frm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » bloc||log, block|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » dum Inter: term » blok||treetrunk|lang=dum, from Inter: etyl » osx|- *Inter: term » |blok|log|lang=osx, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » bluk(k)an||beam, log|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bhulg'-|lang=ine-pro, from Inter: recons » bhelg'-||thick plank, beam, pile, prop|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » bloh|lang=goh, Inter: term » bloc||block|tr={{etyl|de|- Inter: term » Block|lang=de|lang=goh}}, Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » bolca||gangway of a ship, plank|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » non|- Inter: term » bǫlkr||divider, partition|tr={{etyl|no|- Inter: term » bolk|lang=no|lang=non}}. More at Inter: l » en|balk.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /blɑk/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bloc.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Homophone: block

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • a group of voters or politicians who share common goals
    1. a group of countries acting together for political or economic goals, an alliance: e.g., the eastern bloc, the western bloc, a trading bloc

      Derived terms

      * Eastern Bloc

  • Soviet Bloc
  • trading bloc

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » group of voters or politicians
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|групировка|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Block|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|blocco|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|blokk|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|блок|m|tr=blók
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|block


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » group of countries
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|блок|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Block|m
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|גוש|m|tr=gush|sc=Hebr
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|blocco|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|blokk|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|блок|m|tr=blók
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|block

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * LCBO

    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » frm|fr Inter: term » bloc||a considerable piece of something heavy, block|lang=frm, from Inter: etyl » fro|fr Inter: term » bloc||log, block|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » dum|fr Inter: term » blok||treetrunk|lang=dum, from Inter: etyl » osx|- *Inter: term » |blok|log|lang=osx, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|fr Inter: recons » bluk(k)an||beam, log|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|fr Inter: recons » bhulg'-|lang=ine-pro, from Inter: recons » bhelg'-||thick plank, beam, pile, prop|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » bloh|lang=goh, Inter: term » bloc||block|tr={{etyl|de|- Inter: term » Block|lang=de|lang=goh}}, Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » bolca||gangway of a ship, plank|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » non|- Inter: term » bǫlkr||divider, partition|tr={{etyl|no|- Inter: term » bolk|lang=no|lang=non}}. More at Inter: l » en|balk.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-bloc.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /blɔk/|lang=fr

      Noun

      Inter: fr-noun » m|pl=blocs


  • a block Inter: gloss » e.g., of wood
    1. a bloc, an alliance
    2. a pad of paper
    3. Inter: computin » g block Inter: gloss » of memory, of code

      Derived terms

      * à bloc

  • bloc cardiaque
  • bloc-note
  • Bloc Québécois
  • en bloc
  • faire bloc
  • nier en bloc
  • tout d'un bloc

  • Spanish

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » fr|es Inter: term » bloc|lang=fr.

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=bloques
  • pad Inter: gloss » such as of paper

  • Inter: wikipedi » a
    Translation: br » bloc
    Translation: de » bloc
    Translation: et » bloc
    Translation: es » bloc
    Translation: fr » bloc
    Translation: ko » bloc
    Translation: io » bloc
    Translation: ku » bloc
    Translation: hu » bloc
    Translation: mg » bloc
    Translation: nl » bloc
    Translation: pl » bloc
    Translation: pt » bloc
    Translation: ro » bloc
    Translation: ru » bloc
    Translation: fi » bloc
    Translation: ta » bloc
    Translation: vi » bloc
    Translation: zh » bloc

    Bloc at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bloc

    English

    Etymology

    Diminutive of Bloc Québécois

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Canada » politics|lang=en Bloc Québécois

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » Bloc Québécois
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|Bloc


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    French

    Etymology

    Diminutive of Bloc québécois

    Proper noun

    Inter: fr-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Canada » politics|lang=fr Bloc — Bloc Québécois (Bloc québécois)