Definitions for obstacleˈɒb stə kəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. obstacle, obstruction(noun)

    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

    "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

  2. obstacle(noun)

    an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

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  1. obstacle(Noun)

    Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

    A big obstacle to understanding the manual was that it had been poorly translated from the Japanese.

  2. Origin: From obstacle.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Obstacle

    that which stands in the way, or opposes; anything that hinders progress; a hindrance; an obstruction, physical or moral

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. obstacle

    Any obstruction designed or employed to disrupt, fix, turn, or block the movement of an opposing force, and to impose additional losses in personnel, time, and equipment on the opposing force. Obstacles can exist naturally or can be man-made, or can be a combination of both.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obstacle' in Nouns Frequency: #2414


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