See also: Bloc and błoć

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bloc (group, block), ultimately of Old Dutch origin, from Frankish or Proto-West Germanic *blokk, from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log). Doublet of block.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /blɑk/
    • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /blɒk/
  • Homophone: block

NounEdit

bloc (plural blocs)

  1. A group of voters or politicians who share common goals.
    • 2020: "Two Special Elections On Tuesday Could Hint At Another Blue Wave In 2020" by Geoffrey Skelley and Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight
      But a huge bloc of non-Hispanic white residents without bachelor’s degrees — 72 percent of the population age 25 or older — has turned the 7th District into Republican turf.
  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, the Eurozone, the European Union.
    The ECB is considering three main options ... but two of them could hurt confidence in the bloc's most indebted states, ... (Reuters)
    Climate change a security risk for EU, say bloc's foreign policy chiefs (EUobserver)
    military bloc

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French bloc.

NounEdit

bloc m (plural blocs)

  1. block
  2. bloc

Etymology 2Edit

From English blog.

NounEdit

bloc m (plural blocs)

  1. Obsolete spelling of blog
Usage notesEdit

Recommend spelling (by TERMCAT) until 2013, when blog was accepted by the IEC.

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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 Dutch *blok (log), from Frankish or Proto-West Germanic *blokk, from Proto-Germanic *blukką (beam, log).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: bloque
  • Bulgarian: блок (blok)
  • Czech: bloc
  • English: bloc
  • Galician: bloque
  • Italian: bloc
  • Macedonian: блок (blok)
  • Norwegian: block
  • Persian: بلوک(blok)
  • Polish: blok
  • Portuguese: bloco
  • Romanian: bloc
  • Russian: блок (blok)
  • Spanish: bloc, bloque
  • Turkish: blok

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English block or from a Romance language.

NounEdit

bloc m (genitive singular bloic, nominative plural bloic)

  1. block

DeclensionEdit

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bloc bhloc mbloc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bloc, German Blockhaus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bloc n (plural blocuri)

  1. block (a big chunk of solid matter)
    Synonym: bucată
    bloc de gheațăblock of ice
  2. A heap or an ensemble of objects of the same type that form a unity.
    bloc de desendrawing block
  3. apartment building (a big residential building with apartments)
    Synonym: (rare) blochaus
  4. alliance, union (a coalition between different states, parties, groups etc. to achieve a common goal)
    Synonym: alianță

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bloc. Doublet of block and bloque.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bloc m (plural blocs)

  1. pad (such as of paper)

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