Bloch is a surname.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone in Central Europe originating from Italy or France, from Polish "Włoch" meaning "Italian" (originally "stranger / of foreign stock"), ultimately derived – like many names and words in various European languages – from the Germanic Walhaz.
- German and Swedish: Variant of Block
- Danish: from Blok, hence a nickname for a large lumpish person, or from German "Block"
Bloch is a manufacturer of pointe shoes and other types of dance shoes, dance costumes, and dance fashion accessories.
Usage examples of "bloch".
They had been among the tourists, and Bloch, his big blue eyes wide with innocent curiosity, had attached himself to John like a polite leech.
I was maneuvering nervously in the lower hall, trying to catch John alone for a minute, when Bloch made my tact unnecessary.
With an amused quirk of his lips, Bloch took the ornament and draped it around my neck, above the collar of my torn, filthy tailored blouse.
If Bloch hoped to get away with his loot, safely, he would have to get rid of both archaeologists.
If Bloch wanted to get me out of his hair without offending his sensitive nature, the simplest course would be to slip something in my food.
And, against all reason, I was inclined to believe Bloch when he said he meant me no harm.
But if there was no other way, Bloch would find me stretched out on the floor, still chipping, when he came back.
It would take a full-scale massacre to make Bloch safe from suspicion.
Her death certainly suggested that Bloch was doing himself more than justice when he claimed to be reluctant to murder young American girls.
Meanwhile, back in Egypt, Bloch had corrupted Hassan, who was ready and willing to be corrupted.
All he did was give Bloch the vital clue the particular valley, the one stretch of cliff, as somebody once expressed it.
Debussy nor Scriabine, no Strawinsky nor Bloch, put in appearance, one might possibly have found oneself compelled to believe the mournful decadence of Richard Strauss the inevitable development awaiting musical genius in the modern world.
The tone-poems of Debussy and the ballets of Ravel and Strawinsky, the scintillating orchestral compositions of Strauss and Rimsky and Bloch, could scarcely have come to be had not Berlioz called the attention of the world to the instruments in which the colors and timbres in which it is steeped, lie dormant.
Ernest Bloch, was, after all, not much more eager to welcome a Jewish renaissance than was the Vienna of Gustav Mahler.
Ernest Bloch has declared to be the single composer in America who displays positive signs of genius, was given his opportunity.