See also: Bloc

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bloc (group, block), from Middle French bloc (a considerable piece of something heavy, block), from Old French bloc (log, block), from Middle Dutch blok (treetrunk), from Old Saxon *blok (log), from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log), from Proto-Indo-European *bhulg'-, from *bhelg'- (thick plank, beam, pile, prop). Cognate with Old High German bloh, bloc (German Block, block), Old English bolca (gangway of a ship, plank), Old Norse bǫlkr (Norwegian bolk, divider, partition). More at balk.

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NounEdit

bloc (plural blocs)

  1. a group of voters or politicians who share common goals
  2. a group of countries acting together for political or economic goals, an alliance: e.g., the eastern bloc, the western bloc, a trading bloc

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French bloc (a considerable piece of something heavy, block), from Old French bloc (log, block), from Middle Dutch blok (treetrunk), from Old Saxon *blok (log), from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log), from Proto-Indo-European *bhulg'-, from *bhelg'- (thick plank, beam, pile, prop). Cognate with Old High German bloh, bloc (German Block, block), Old English bolca (gangway of a ship, plank), Old Norse bǫlkr (Norwegian bolk, divider, partition). More at balk.

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bloc m (plural blocs)

  1. a block (e.g., of wood)
  2. a bloc, an alliance
  3. a pad of paper
  4. (computing) block (of memory, of code)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French bloc.

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bloc m (plural bloques)

  1. pad (such as of paper)
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