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The word block is a noun.  Block means (1) (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body, (2) a platform from which an auctioneer sells, (3) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides), (4) housing in a large building that is divided into separate units, (5) an obstruction in a pipe or tube, (6) a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine, (7) 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, (8) an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension, (9) a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit, (10) a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings, (11) (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted, (12) a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sidesBlock is also a verb that means (1) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets), (2) shape into a block or blocks, (3) shape by using a block, (4) be unable to remember, (5) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals, (6) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball), (7) support, secure, or raise with a block, (8) block passage through, (9) render unsuitable for passage, (10) obstruct, (11) stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block, (12) shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight, (13) interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia, (14) run on a block system, (15) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of, (16) stop from happening or developing.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word block.
  • Butcher Block CounterTops
    Butcher block counter tops can be made in a variety of woods and add warmth to any kitchen. They are often custom-made and are most often made from hard rock maple and red oak.
    http://www.butcher-block-countertops.com/
  • H&R Block
    H&R Block was founded in the 1940s by two brothers as a bookkeeping company. In 1956, they incorporated as H&R Block, a tax preparation company. Today it operates over 9000 company-owned offices and over 5000 franchises. Website visitors can find out how to do taxes online and where to find tax offices for personal help.
    http://www.hrblock.com/
  • Granite
    Check out this granite manufacturer directory for information about granite manufacturers and distributors in the United States. The photograph on this page depicts granite blocks in a quarry.
    http://mfg.regionaldirectory.us/granite/
  • Discount Window Blinds
    Window blinds are used for privacy, insulation, and to block sunlight. Different types of window blinds include, slat, Venetian, and solid styles.
    http://www.discountwindowblinds.us/
  • Countertop Materials
    Kitchen designers and architects often select one countertop material for most kitchen surfaces and a different material, such as butcher block, for the kitchen island.
    http://www.kitchencountertops.us/materials.htm
  • MySpace
    MySpace is a free online community that lets user's friends meet each other. MySpace blog owners must invite other bloggers into their personal network, thereby keeping the site somewhat safe. There is a useful FAQ that answers questions about security and how to block or delete other users. Instructions and sign-up forms are also on the site.
    http://www.myspace.com/
The following articles provide block-related news.
  • Two House lawmakers seek to block CMS' $1.6 billion 340B cut
    Two House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the CMS from imposing its slated $1.6 billion cut to the 340B program. The move comes just days after hospitals sued to stop the reductions from taking place.
    Modern Healthcare.  Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST.
  • Huge Antarctic ice block set to break off: scientists
    A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported Friday.
    Science X.  Friday, 06 Jan 2017 14:17:02 EST.

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