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ob·struc·tion

 (əb-strŭk′shən, ŏb-)
n.
1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle: We drove around the obstruction in the road.
2.
a. The act of obstructing: The protesters' obstruction of the hallway made it impossible to get to the office.
b. The condition of being obstructed: The obstruction of the tunnel lasted for hours.
3. Sports The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.

obstruction

(əbˈstrʌkʃən)
n
1. a person or thing that obstructs
2. the act or an instance of obstructing
3. (Parliamentary Procedure) delay of business, esp in a legislature by means of procedural devices
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport the act of unfairly impeding an opposing player
5. the state or condition of being obstructed
obˈstructional adj
obˈstructionally adv

ob•struc•tion

(əbˈstrʌk ʃən)

n.
1. something that obstructs; an obstacle.
2. an act or instance of obstructing.
3. the state of being obstructed.
4. the delaying of business before a deliberative body.

obstruction

1. Any object which rises far enough above the surrounding surface or above a specified height to create a hazard to aircraft in flight.
2. Any object which rises far enough above the surrounding sea bed to create a hazard to navigation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obstruction - any structure that makes progress difficultobstruction - any structure that makes progress difficult
bar - an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
blockade - prevents access or progress
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
hinderance, hindrance, preventative, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, hitch - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacle - an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
2.obstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstructionobstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
ileus, intestinal obstruction - blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
tamponade, tamponage - blockage or closure (as of a wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)
3.obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmountedobstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
deterrent, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, balk, baulk, handicap, check - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
roadblock, barrier - any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective; "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
rub, hang-up, hitch, snag - an unforeseen obstacle
hurdle - an obstacle that you are expected to overcome; "the last hurdle before graduation"
stymie, stymy - a thwarting and distressing situation
4.obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
interference, hinderance, hindrance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
blockage, occlusion, closure - the act of blocking
stalling, stall - a tactic used to mislead or delay
obstruction of justice - impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court
5.obstruction - getting in someone's way
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
blocking, block - the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
check - obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

obstruction

noun
1. obstacle, bar, block, difficulty, barrier, hazard, barricade, snag, impediment, hindrance drivers parking near his house and causing an obstruction
2. blockage, stoppage, occlusion The boy was suffering from a bowel obstruction.
3. hindrance, stop, check, bar, block, difficulty, barrier, restriction, handicap, obstacle, restraint, deterrent, stumbling block, impediment, trammel Americans viewed the army as an obstruction to legitimate economic development.
hindrance help, support, aid, assistance, encouragement, furtherance

obstruction

noun
Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
Translations
سَدُّ، إعاقَه، عَرْقَلَه
spærring
estäminenestetukkeuma
ometaloometanjeopstrukcija
dugulás
hindrun, tálmi
ovira

obstruction

[əbˈstrʌkʃən] N
1. (= blockage) → obstrucción f; (in pipe, road) → atasco m (Med) → oclusión f
to cause an obstructionestorbar (Aut) → obstruir el tráfico
2. (= obstacle) (to progress) → dificultad f, obstáculo m
3. (Ftbl) → obstrucción f, bloqueo m

obstruction

[əbˈstrʌkʃən] n
[road, path] → obstruction f
to cause an obstruction → bloquer le passage
(= hindrance) → obstruction f
They face obstruction from politicians → Ils se heurtent à l'obstruction des politiques. obstruction of justice
(in body)obstruction f
an obstruction in the windpipe → une obstruction de la trachée bowel obstructionobstruction of justice nentrave f à la justice

obstruction

n
(= blocking)Blockierung f; (of view)Versperren nt; (of artery, pipe also)Verstopfung f; (of road)Sperrung f
(= hindering)Behinderung f; (Sport) → Sperren nt; to cause an obstructionden Verkehr behindern
(= obstacle)Hindernis nt, → Hemmnis nt (esp fig); there is an obstruction in the pipedas Rohr ist blockiert or verstopft; all obstructions to progressalles, was den Fortschritt aufhält or hemmt
(Pol) → Obstruktion f, → Behinderung f

obstruction

[əbˈstrʌkʃn] n (sth which obstructs) → ostacolo; (in pipe, artery) → ostruzione f
to cause an obstruction (in road) → bloccare la strada

obstruct

(əbˈstrakt) verb
1. to block or close. The road was obstructed by a fallen tree.
2. to stop (something) moving past or making progress. The crashed lorry obstructed the traffic.
obˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
something that obstructs. an obstruction in the pipe.
obˈstructive adjective
inclined to cause trouble and difficulties. an obstructive personality.

ob·struc·tion

n. obstrucción, bloqueo, obstáculo, impedimento;
intestinal ______ intestinal.

obstruction

n obstrucción f; partial small bowel — obstrucción intestinal parcial, obstrucción parcial del intestino delgado; upper airway — obstrucción de la(s) vía(s) aérea(s) superior(es)
References in classic literature ?
Springing from timber to timber, he at last reached the point of obstruction.
A ray of humour, now and then, would make its way through the veil of dim obstruction, and glimmer pleasantly upon our faces.
How shall he ever know well that he is and does as an officer of the government, or as a man, until he is obliged to consider whether he will treat me, his neighbor, for whom he has respect, as a neighbor and well-disposed man, or as a maniac and disturber of the peace, and see if he can get over this obstruction to his neighborlines without a ruder and more impetuous thought or speech corresponding with his action.
Instead of giving up, he hangs on, and gets his shins bruised against every obstruction that comes in the way.
But if there had been no stony obstruction there the labor would have been useless still, for if the beam had been wholly cut away Injun Joe could not have squeezed his body under the door, and he knew it.
no professed harlot ever had a fouler vocabulary than she: though two rooms off, I heard every word--the thin partitions of the West India house opposing but slight obstruction to her wolfish cries.
Joe, throwing the door wide open, and finding an obstruction behind it, immediately divined the cause, and applied Tickler to its further investigation.
The fountains of human love and of faith in a divine love had not yet been unlocked, and his soul was still the shrunken rivulet, with only this difference, that its little groove of sand was blocked up, and it wandered confusedly against dark obstruction.
The towering flames had now surmounted every obstruction, and rose to the evening skies one huge and burning beacon, seen far and wide through the adjacent country.
There seem to be endless streams running down the mountains into this river, but as none of them are very large, at present, at all events, though they are doubtless terrible in winter and when the snow melts, the horsemen may not have met much obstruction.
Just as the lean man and well-conditioned woman are passing, a slight obstruction occurs, and brings these two figures directly in contact.
Amongst the gay throng, however, that thoughtlessly glided along the Broadway, even this image of female perfection was suffered to move unnoticed by hundreds; and it was owing to the obstruction offered to the passage of the ladies, by a small crowd that had gathered on the side-walk, that a gentleman of uncommon personal endowments enjoyed an opportunity of examining it with more than ordinary attention.