Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Bloc may refer to:
- Black bloc, a tactic used at protests, often by anarchist-aligned groups
- Bloc Québécois, a political party in Canada
- Bloc voting (disambiguation), several types of voting systems
- Eastern Bloc, a former group of countries in Europe
- Political bloc, a coalition of political parties
- Trade bloc, a type of intergovernmental agreement
- Valencian Nationalist Bloc, a political party in Land of Valencia
- Voting bloc, a group of voters voting together
- Bloc Hotels a small UK chain of hotels.
Bloc (code school)
'''Bloc '''is an online interactive platform that offers a variety of online coding bootcamps in several areas including web development, mobile development, and design.
It also adopted the apprenticeship model where students are paired with an experienced mentor who provides support and guidance throughout the curriculum using Skype.
n. 1 a group of voters or politicians who share common goals 2 a group of countries acting together for political or economic goals, an alliance: e.g., the eastern bloc, the western bloc, a trading bloc 3 in specific contexts 'the bloc' may refer to: 4 # the countries in the Eurozone 5 # the countries in the European Union
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1903, in reference to alliances in Continental politics, from French bloc "group, block," from Old French bloc "piece of wood" (see block (n.)).
n. a group of countries in special alliance [syn: axis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Usage examples of "bloc".
But even as Americans correctly contrasted the freedom of the American way of life with the coercive constraints of life in the Communist bloc, they often forgot the seductive constraints of their own seemingly apolitical system.
Even across five hundred yards, Batman could recognize the Soviet bloc weapon with its curved, thirty-round banana magazine.
Jehan, que notre fief de Tirechappe ne rapporte, en mettant en bloc le cens et les rentes des vingt-une maisons, que trente-neuf livres onze sous six deniers parisis.
He recommended closer relations with the sterling bloc, for want of which he predicted an appreciable devaluation of the gulden.
When after many nights passed au bloc as these birds are now, I prevail upon the hagard to stay quietly on the wrist, then the bird is ready to be taught to come for its food.
Socialism is totally discredited, says Kapor, fresh back from the Eastern Bloc.
He had built up a power bloc which he could not use against any Meadows, but would certainly use against Birdy.
At the same time, it began training its antennas on the Middle East rather than exclusively on the Soviet Bloc.
If Washington refuses to project its diplomatic and military power to contain the Malaysian-produced Islamic threat in Asia, there is a danger that the United States and Australia will soon face anti-American and anti-Israeli blocs, Rubenstein insisted.
The largest producer of natural gas was Exxon Corporation, and the largest blocs of private stock in F.
In this interpretation, blocs of adversaries remain, together, in a state that is neither classical peace nor classical war in the Clausewitzian sense.
As I have mentioned earlier, there are now even sf clubs and fanzines in the East Bloc.
Within a few months I was not only in principle but organisationally outside the bloc.
The first part of my task was to take delivery in Saudi of some former Eastern bloc weapons that had been smuggled in--Russian Draganov sniper weapons, a couple of Makharov pistols, and two AK assault rifles, the parachute version with a folding stock.
By the time the United States and the West had interpreted what was happening, the whole bloc to the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz would be invested with Soviet sympathizers, and the seas open to the Red Fleet.