bloc

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Etymology[edit]

From French bloc (group, block), from Middle French bloc (a considerable piece of something heavy, block), from Old French bloc (log, block), from Middle Dutch blok (treetrunk), from Old Saxon *blok (log), from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log), from Proto-Indo-European *bhulg'-, from *bhelg'- (thick plank, beam, pile, prop). Cognate with Old High German bloh, bloc (German Block, block), Old English bolca (gangway of a ship, plank), Old Norse bǫlkr (Norwegian bolk, divider, partition). More at balk.

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bloc (plural blocs)

  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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bloc (a considerable piece of something heavy, block), from Old French bloc (log, block), from Middle Dutch blok (treetrunk), from Old Saxon *blok (log), from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log), from Proto-Indo-European *bhulg'-, from *bhelg'- (thick plank, beam, pile, prop). Cognate with Old High German bloh, bloc (German Block, block), Old English bolca (gangway of a ship, plank), Old Norse bǫlkr (Norwegian bolk, divider, partition). More at balk.

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bloc m (plural blocs)

  1. a block (e.g., of wood)
  2. a bloc, an alliance
  3. a pad of paper
  4. (computing) block (of memory, of code)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French bloc.

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bloc m (plural bloques)

  1. pad (such as of paper)
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