What does blocking mean?

Definitions for blocking
block·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blocking.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blocking, block(noun)

    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Wiktionary

  1. blocking(Noun)

    The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.

  2. blocking(Noun)

    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. blocking(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blocking

    of Block

  2. Blocking(noun)

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

  3. Blocking(noun)

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

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce blocking?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say blocking in sign language?

  1. blocking

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. Oscar Wilde:

    Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.

  2. Bill Kristol:

    Conservatives in House could show clout by blocking this ill-advised 'fix' of Obamacare.

  3. Avigdor Feldman:

    The military censors have long lost any central status they had in blocking publications.

  4. Rolf Ulrich:

    The IAAF is blocking it, i think they are stakeholders with WADA and they just blocked the whole thing.

  5. Alexander Pama:

    Initially, we are getting many houses were destroyed, power lines toppled and trees blocking major roads.

Images & Illustrations of blocking

  1. blockingblockingblockingblockingblocking

Popularity rank by frequency of use

blocking#1#8905#10000

Translations for blocking

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for blocking »

Translation

Find a translation for the blocking definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these blocking definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"blocking." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/blocking>.

Are we missing a good definition for blocking? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for blocking:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.