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BLOCKADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blockade mean? 

BLOCKADE (noun)
  The noun BLOCKADE has 2 senses:

1. a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
2. prevents access or progress

  Familiarity information: BLOCKADE used as a noun is rare.


BLOCKADE (verb)
  The verb BLOCKADE has 4 senses:

1. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
2. render unsuitable for passage
3. obstruct access to
4. impose a blockade on

  Familiarity information: BLOCKADE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLOCKADE (noun)


Sense 1blockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

blockade; encirclement

Hypernyms ("blockade" is a kind of...):

action; military action (a military engagement)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blockade"):

naval blockade (the interdiction of a nation's lines of communication at sea by the use of naval power)

beleaguering; besieging; military blockade; siege (the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack)


Sense 2blockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevents access or progress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("blockade" is a kind of...):

impediment; impedimenta; obstructer; obstruction; obstructor (any structure that makes progress difficult)


BLOCKADE (verb)


Sense 1blockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

stymie; obstruct; stymy; blockade; hinder; block; embarrass

Context example:

His brother blocked him at every turn

Hypernyms (to "blockade" is one way to...):

forbid; foreclose; forestall; preclude; prevent (keep from happening or arising; make impossible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "blockade"):

stonewall (obstruct or hinder any discussion)

filibuster (obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation)

check (block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey)

hang (prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury)

bottleneck (slow down or impede by creating an obstruction)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2blockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Render unsuitable for passage

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

barricade; block; block up; blockade; block off; bar; stop

Context examples:

block the way / barricade the streets / stop the busy road

Hypernyms (to "blockade" is one way to...):

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "blockade"):

block off; close off; shut off (block off the passage through)

close (bar access to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3blockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obstruct access to

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

block off; blockade

Hypernyms (to "blockade" is one way to...):

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4blockade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impose a blockade on

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

seal off; blockade

Hypernyms (to "blockade" is one way to...):

beleaguer; besiege; circumvent; hem in; surround (surround so as to force to give up)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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