Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
blockade

block·ade

blockade

 
pronunciation:
bla keId
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the barring or shutting off of traffic in and out of an area, such as a seaport or city, by hostile military forces.
synonyms:
besiegement, cordon, siege
definition 2: any obstruction designed to prevent passage.
 
synonyms:
barricade, barrier
similar words:
block, blockage, obstacle, obstruction, surround
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blockaded, blockades, blockading
definition: to obstruct by means of a blockade.
synonyms:
barricade, besiege, cordon, siege, surround
similar words:
block, obstruct
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: blockader (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  country, military, war