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bloc

 (blŏk)
n.
1. A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action: the Communist bloc.
2. An often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest: the farm bloc in the US Senate.

[French, from Old French, block; see block.]

bloc

(blɒk)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of people or countries combined by a common interest or aim: the Soviet bloc.
[C20: from French: block]

bloc

(blɒk)

n.
1. a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose, esp. a group of legislators of different parties who vote together for some interest.
2. a group of nations that share common interests and usu. act in concert in international affairs: the former Soviet bloc.
[1900–05; < French; see block]

bloc

A group of countries or people that share the same interest or aims and usually act together.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloc - a group of countries in special alliancebloc - a group of countries in special alliance
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
scheduled territories, sterling area, sterling bloc - the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling

bloc

noun group, union, league, ring, alliance, coalition, axis, combine the former Soviet bloc

bloc

noun
1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
2. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
Translations
blok
blok
tömb
blokk, samtök
blokas
apvienībabloks

bloc

[blɒk] N
1. (Pol) → bloque m
2. en blocen bloque

bloc

[ˈblɒk] nbloc m
the Eastern bloc → le bloc de l'Est

bloc

n (Pol) → Block m

bloc

[blɒk] n (Pol) → blocco

bloc

(blok) noun
a group of nations etc who have an interest or purpose in common. the European trade bloc.
References in classic literature ?
It was as in a fever that I moved the pile, en bloc, on to the red.
The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers, but, like all such narratives, its effect is much less striking when set forth en bloc in a single half-column of print than when the facts slowly evolve before your own eyes, and the mystery clears gradually away as each new discovery furnishes a step which leads on to the complete truth.
An area, as large perhaps as Sussex, has been lifted up en bloc with all its living contents, and cut off by perpendicular precipices of a hardness which defies erosion from all the rest of the continent.
The estate of Silas Deemer being in the hands of an administrator who had thought it best to dispose of the "business" the store had been closed ever since the owner's death, the goods having been removed by another "merchant" who had purchased them en bloc.
Head of the Bloc MP in the previous parliament Mushriq Naji told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that the delegation of al-Ahrar bloc headed by him arrived in Sulaymaniyah, including spokesperson of the bloc MP Jawad al-Jubouri and Amir al- Kenani.
He explained, "if the political blocs disagreed on renewal mandate to the current prime minister, who is rejected by most of the political blocs, al-Maliki will submit Tariq Najim for the post of prime minister, as the post of prime minister for the biggest bloc in the National Alliance, which is the State of Law Coalition.
She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / What one of the satellite channels quoted the head of the bloc, Salim al-Jobouri is incorrect, and the bloc (Diyala our identity) is an integral part of Muttahidoon coalition, and we reject the third term for Maliki as he did not provide, during the past 8 years, anything of the country and its people , especially for Diyala province and several other provinces" .
A statement by the bloc media office quoted the head of Ahrar bloc Judge Mushriq Naji as saying , "Ahrar bloc show extreme surprise from what a statement issued by Prime Minister office regarding the prisoner Mahmoud Abbas Hamid , arrested in Rusafa prison and suffering of brain meningitis , after moving him to a hospital for treatment and brought back to prison according to order made by prime minister's office without the consent of doctors.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / " There are blocs seem to be close to trends of the Alliance and the coming days will witness joining these blocs to the Alliance ," adding " if these blocs joined, the Alliance would be integrated and strong Alliance and has active presence in the Iraqi political arena .
The Future bloc's fresh stance came in the wake of the bloc's regular meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of Future Parliamentary bloc leader Fouad Siniora and commenced with a moment of silence to mourn the victims of Hermel blast.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Reports that the State of Law Bloc called for Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi to be replaced by Deputy Premier Saleh al-Mutlaq were denied today by a State of Law MP.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Hussein Hamham said that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will not be able to form the next government in spite of getting a large number in the elections .