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 sides.
Block 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following articles provide recent block-related news.