bloc
noun Etymology: French, literally, block Date: 1903 1. a. a temporary combination of parties in a legislative assembly b. a group of legislators who act together for some common purpose irrespective of party lines 2. a. a combination of persons, groups, or nations forming a unit with a common interest or purpose <
a bloc of voters
>
b. a group of nations united by treaty or agreement for mutual support or joint action

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bloc — bloc …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • bloc — [ blɔk ] n. m. • XIIIe; moy. néerl. bloc « tronc abattu » I ♦ 1 ♦ Masse solide et pesante constituée d un seul morceau. Un bloc de marbre, de granit. Bloc de bois. ⇒ 2. bille, grume. Taillé dans un seul bloc. ⇒ monolithe, monolithique (cf. D une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bloc — BLOC, blocuri, s.n. 1. Bucată mare dintr o materie solidă şi grea, masă solidă dintr o singură bucată. 2. Grămadă de lucruri considerate ca alcătuind o masă unică. ♢ Bloc de desen = grup de foi de hârtie de desenat, lipite între ele la una din… …   Dicționar Român

  • Bloc — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Por Bloc se puede referir a Bloc de notas Bloc Party, grupo de indie rock británico. Revista Bloc, revista española. o a los partidos políticos Bloc Nacionalista Valencià, partido político valenciano. Bloc Català,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • bloc — [blɒk ǁ blɑːk] noun [countable] 1. ECONOMICS a group of countries, usually with the same economic system, who have an official trading agreement with each other: • negotiations for the incorporation of Mexico into a trade bloc with the USA 2. a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Bloc — may refer to:*Eastern Bloc, a former group of countries in Europe *Bloc Québécois, a political party in Canada *Bloc Nacionalista Valencià, a political party in Land of Valencia *Voting bloc, a group of voters voting together *Bloc voting, a type …   Wikipedia

  • bloc — BLOC. s. fém. (On prononce le C.) Amas, assemblage de diverses choses, et principalement de plusieurs marchandises. Faire un bloc demarchandises. f♛/b] On dit, Acheter en bloc, vendre en bloc, pour dire, Acheter en gros, vendre en gros; et Faire… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • bloc — BLOC. s. m. Amas, total. Faire un bloc de marchandises pour les vendre toutes ensemble. acheter en bloc. vendre en bloc. debiter en bloc. marchander en bloc & en tasche. Faire marché en bloc & en tasche, pour dire, A forfait, & moyennant un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • bloc — [blɔk US bla:k] n [C usually singular] [Date: 1900 2000; : French; Origin: Old French; BLOCK1] a large group of people or countries with the same political aims, working together ▪ the former Soviet bloc →↑en bloc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloc — 1903, in reference to alliances in Continental politics, from Fr. bloc group, block, from O.Fr. bloc piece of wood (see BLOCK (Cf. block)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloc — bloc; In·ca·bloc; mono·bloc; …   English syllables

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