What does blocking mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blocking, blocknoun

    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Wiktionary

  1. blockingnoun

    The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.

  2. blockingnoun

    The precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera (originally planned using miniature blocks).

  3. blockingnoun

    Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blocking

    of Block

  2. Blockingnoun

    the act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks

  3. Blockingnoun

    blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily

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  1. Blocking

    Blocking is a theatre term that refers to the precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera. The term derives from the practice of 19th-century theatre directors such as Sir W. S. Gilbert who worked out the staging of a scene on a miniature stage using blocks to represent each of the actors. In contemporary theatre, the director usually determines blocking during rehearsal, telling actors where they should move for the proper dramatic effect, ensure sight lines for the audience and work with the lighting design of the scene. Each scene in a play is usually "blocked" as a unit, after which the director will move on to the next scene. The positioning of actors on stage in one scene will usually affect the possibilities for subsequent positioning unless the stage is cleared between scenes. Once all the blocking is completed a play is said to be "fully blocked" and then the process of "polishing" or refinement begins. During the blocking rehearsal usually the assistant director or the stage manager take notes about where actors are positioned and their movement patterns on stage.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of blocking in a Sentence

  1. Karina Newton:

    We're definitely constantly re-evaluating our policies, but that's something we're looking at now and always, we're looking at how we can limit harm through blocking and other means, and we're also looking at the opportunity to provide accurate information.

  2. Eric Boullier:

    At this time of the day last year French Grand Prix organizers had 6,000 people on site, because they were all blocking the road, and French Grand Prix organizers have 15,000 now, every time you pass a gate they scan your pass and this is automatic. French Grand Prix organizers have a live connection and French Grand Prix organizers know exactly if they are in or not.

  3. The Governor:

    JUDGE EXTENDS BY 2 WEEKS ORDER BLOCKING GOV. GREG ABBOTT'S BAN ON MIGRANT TRANSPORTATION This is why I issued additional orders early on protecting our school children and our workforce. It is my hope that The Governor understands that my fight is against COVID-19 and not against The Governor, as I noted the other day, his threats of legal action are nothing compared to the threat of children getting sick and dying. Now is the time for state and local elected officials to work with one another to take the necessary steps as guided by science and local needs.

  4. Hillary Holley:

    Fair Fight Action's work with dedicated voting rights activists throughout Georgia has led to enormous gains in voter registrations in our state -- particularly among voters of color, who have helped spearhead advocacy for critical federal voting rights legislation to protect our democracy while also blocking Republicans' most dangerous anti-voter proposals in state legislatures, now, with the GOP's voter suppression campaign ramping up in state houses across the country, Fair Fight Action is proud to join with Michelle Obama and When We All Vote alongside other civil and voting rights organizations to fight back against Republicans' anti-voter agenda. We're ready to work with our allies to recruit new volunteers and keep organizing Americans to push for the Senate to pass new federal protections for voting rights at a time when we need them more than ever.

  5. Carlos Queiroz:

    Our strategy was from the first minute to create a mental collapse in the Moroccan players. We tried to do that by creating frustration and blocking all their creative players, the first game is always difficult and very hard and this one was not different. But it was beautiful. It was a great football match.

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