a stupid, doltish person; dunce.
Obsolete. a piece of wood in the shape of a head, used as a block for hats or wigs.
Hindu Literature Epiphanius Wilson
Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2) John Wilson
The Politician Out-Witted Samuel Low
The Fairy Ring Various
Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II) Richard Bagwell
How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
The ‘Characters’ of Jean de La Bruyre Jean de La Bruyre
A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) Augustus de Morgan
(derogatory) a stupid person
an electrically operated immersion heater fitted either to enter the water hose or the water jacket surrounding the cylinder block of a motor to warm the coolant in cold weather.
Stock Exchange. a firm that specializes in block trades. Historical Examples The Frontier Angel Edward S. Ellis The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis The Story of Old Fort Loudon Charles Egbert Craddock The Phantom of the […]
a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces. a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.: a wall made of concrete blocks. one of a set of cube-shaped pieces of wood, plastic, or the like, used as a child’s toy in building. a mold […]
an island off the coast of and a part of Rhode Island, at the E entrance to Long Island Sound.