AskDefine | Define bloc

Dictionary Definition

bloc n : a group of countries in special alliance [syn: axis]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /blɑk/
  • Homophone: block

Noun

  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

Translations

group of voters or politicians
group of countries

French

Pronunciation

IPA: /blɔk/

Noun

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

Spanish

Etymology

bloc.

Noun

  1. pad (such as of paper)

Extensive Definition

distinguish Block Bloc may refer to:
bloc in French: Bloc

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bund, Rochdale cooperative, alliance, assemblage, association, axis, band, body, coalition, college, combination, combine, common market, confederacy, confederation, consumer cooperative, cooperative, cooperative society, corps, council, credit union, customs union, economic community, faction, federation, free trade area, gang, group, grouping, league, machine, mob, partnership, party, political machine, ring, society, union
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