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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.
After having met with most of the major blocs, Aoun is scheduled to wrap up his talks on naming a prime minister Thursday by meeting with Berri's 13-member Development and Liberation bloc, Hezbollah's 13-member Loyalty to the Resistance bloc, the Armenian MPs' bloc, and a number of independent lawmakers before officially designating Hariri for the premiership post.
Le porte-parole de l'assemblee des representants du peuple (ARP), Mongi Harbaoui a fait savoir que la deputee Lamia Dridi a depose une demande officielle aupres du bureau d'ordre du parlement pour integrer le bloc de Nida Tounes.
The administration congressman went on to name the pro-Aquino blocs in the majority coalition and their leaders:
Representatives of political parties and youth groups launched the newest bloc on the Egyptian political scene, formed to adhere to the goals of the 2011 Revolution.
The authors must develop an argument as to why the many blocs should merge into three, why unattached countries are likely to move towards certain blocs, and what other events must happen for the prediction to become reality.
The inescapable rule of regional blocs like NAFTA and the EU is: With economic merger comes political merger.
The countries are divided into symmetric trade blocs that pursue a policy of free trade within the trade bloc but impose a common external tariff on imports from the rest of the world.
The United States has gone from being half again as big as the other blocs combined to their being half again as big as us.