bloc


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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 ?
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.
It was as in a fever that I moved the pile, en bloc, on to the red.
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 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.
BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri's bloc will back Saad Hariri for the premiership, but Hezbollah's bloc will not, political sources said Wednesday, as the head of the Future Movement appeared certain to clinch an overwhelming parliamentary majority to be named the next prime minister.
Dans une declaration, lundi apres-midi, a l'agence TAP, Harbaoui a indique que le nombre des deputes du bloc nidaiste passera de 67 a 69 deputes apres que l'elu demissionnaire du bloc de l'Union patriotique libre (UPL), Taher Fdhil ait lui aussi depose samedi dernier une demande officielle pour integrer le bloc du Nida.
With the Baguilat bloc planning to unseat Suarez by seeking the Supreme Court's intervention, the House minority leader is unfazed and dared the eight-lawmaker bloc to let him join them in filing the petition.
So far the Reformist Bloc has not had a leader, but only a Spokesperson, and all the leaders of parties within the bloc represent it during talks.
David Sanasaryan, Spokesperson of the Campaign Headquarters of the Barev Yerevan Bloc, said at today's press conference.
The 'National Revolutionary Movements' bloc was launched in a press conference held at the headquarters of the 6 April Democratic Front's Party on Monday.
The Bahrain Bloc will be made up of MPs from both Shiite and Sunni sects, unlike previous formations, in a move that aims to help boost unity in the country following weeks of deep sectarian divisions caused by widely divergent views on what has happened in Bahrain since February when demonstrations were launched.