bloc

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See also: Bloc and błoć

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bloc (group, block), ultimately of Old Dutch origin, from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /blɑk/
    • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /blɒk/
  • Homophone: block

Noun[edit]

bloc (plural blocs)

  1. A group of voters or politicians who share common goals.
    • 2020: "Two Special Elections On Tuesday Could Hint At Another Blue Wave In 2020" by Geoffrey Skelley and Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight
      But a huge bloc of non-Hispanic white residents without bachelor’s degrees — 72 percent of the population age 25 or older — has turned the 7th District into Republican turf.
  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, the Eurozone, the European Union.
    The ECB is considering three main options ... but two of them could hurt confidence in the bloc's most indebted states, ... (Reuters)
    Climate change a security risk for EU, say bloc's foreign policy chiefs (EUobserver)
    military bloc

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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bloc m (plural blocs)

  1. block
  2. 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 Dutch *blok (log), from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log).

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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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Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: bloque
  • Bulgarian: блок (blok)
  • Czech: bloc
  • English: bloc
  • Galician: bloque
  • Italian: bloc
  • Macedonian: блок (blok)
  • Norwegian: block
  • Persian: بلوک(blok)
  • Polish: blok
  • Portuguese: bloco
  • Romanian: bloc
  • Russian: блок (blok)
  • Spanish: bloc, bloque
  • Turkish: blok

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English block or from a Romance language.

Noun[edit]

bloc m (genitive singular bloic, nominative plural bloic)

  1. block

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bloc bhloc mbloc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bloc. Doublet of block and bloque.

Noun[edit]

bloc m (plural bloques)

  1. pad (such as of paper)