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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 ?
Yet beware of being too material, when there is any impediment or obstruction in men's wills; for pre-occupation of mind ever requireth preface of speech; like a fomentation to make the unguent enter.
It will be sufficient here to remark, that until satisfactory reasons can be assigned to justify an opinion, that the federal government is likely to be administered in such a manner as to render it odious or contemptible to the people, there can be no reasonable foundation for the supposition that the laws of the Union will meet with any greater obstruction from them, or will stand in need of any other methods to enforce their execution, than the laws of the particular members.
Should this enveloping force be interrupted in any direction a delicate instrument immediately apprehends the irregularity, at the same time imparting an impulse to a magnetic device which in turn actuates the steering mechanism, diverting the bow of the flier away from the obstacle until the craft's radio-activity sphere is no longer in contact with the obstruction, then she falls once more into her normal course.
Some parts were more, and others were less easy, but we were not once brought to a halt by any serious impediment, for when an obstruction was met in front it could always be turned to the right or to the left.
He is annihilating the crooked streets and building in their stead noble boulevards as straight as an arrow--avenues which a cannon ball could traverse from end to end without meeting an obstruction more irresistible than the flesh and bones of men--boulevards whose stately edifices will never afford refuges and plotting places for starving, discontented revolution breeders.
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
Though never permitted by his mother to approach that wall, he had approached the other walls, and encountered hard obstruction on the end of his tender nose.
Matters being thus agreed on, his lordship took his leave, and her ladyship retired to rest, highly pleased with a project, of which she had no reason to doubt the success, and which promised so effectually to remove Sophia from being any further obstruction to her amour with Jones, by a means of which she should never appear to be guilty, even if the fact appeared to the world; but this she made no doubt of preventing by huddling up a marriage, to which she thought the ravished Sophia would easily be brought to consent, and at which all the rest of her family would rejoice.
They were jumbled together in a most unsightly fashion, in the middle of the road; to the great obstruction of the thoroughfare and the annoyance of passengers, who were fain to make their way, as they best could, among carts, baskets, barrows, trucks, casks, bulks, and benches, and to jostle with porters, hucksters, waggoners, and a motley crowd of buyers, sellers, pick- pockets, vagrants, and idlers.
Perhaps there was something in that sound more than the mere fact of the strong vibration that produced the instantaneous effect on the frame of the prostrate man, and for the time completely shook off the obstruction of paralysis.
He is like a ship in a river; he runs against obstructions on every side but one, on that side all obstruction is taken away and he sweeps serenely over a deepening channel into an infinite sea.
We now reversed our order of march, I, being the heaviest, taking the lead, with a view of breaking a path through the obstruction, while Toby fell into the rear.