Block

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Block

  1. A surname​.
    • 1994, Tom Pendergast, ‎Sara Pendergast, Gay & Lesbian Literature: Introduction to gay male literature (page 37)
      The major themes in Francesca Lia Block's books include the necessity of love and the acceptance of and celebration of racial and sexual difference.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bloc, from Old High German bloc. The more common Middle High German form was originally bloch, from Old High German bloh. The variant prevailed in modern German under the reinforcing influence of Middle Low German block. The architectural sense is loaned from English block (and may therefore take a plural in -s).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Block m (genitive Blocks or Blockes, plural Blöcke or Blocks)

  1. bloc
  2. block (thick, roughly cuboid object)
  3. block (large building or group of such)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Blöcke.
  • The plural Blocks is often, but not necessarily, used for sense 3 (“large building”).

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: bloc
  • Czech: blok
  • Hungarian: blokk
  • Polish: blok
  • Russian: блок (blok)
  • Slovene: blok

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