Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of obstructing.
  • noun An obstruction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Obstruction; the state of being blocked up or obstructed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of blocking up; the state of being blocked up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being blocked
  • noun A thing that is blocking

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
  • noun the act of blocking
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube

Etymologies

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block +‎ -age

Examples

  • The blockage is an emergent property of the crowd of people as a whole, and only occurs when the crowd grows to a certain size.

    The emergent properties of crowds | Serendipity

  • The blockage is an emergent property of the crowd of people as a whole, and only occurs when the crowd grows to a certain size.

    2009 July 23 | Serendipity

  • Investment banks have criticized the new norms, which also is called blockage policy.

    State-run Companies to Seek More Disclosures from Banks

  • The blockage is an emergent property of the crowd of people as a whole, and only occurs when the crowd grows to a certain size.

    2009 July | Serendipity

  • Third, suppose an ISP provider blocks some content and you believe that blockage is not valid.

    Bits Debate: Should Internet Providers Block Copyrighted Works? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Intestinal blockage is the only explanation I remember off-hand.

    2008 Lenten Read-a-Thon Day 24

  • Intestinal blockage is the only explanation I remember off-hand.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • In some instances of the Romantic Sublime in Wordsworth and Colerlidge blockage is not removed for many years, and then only through the agency, it would seem, of language, as in the "talking cure" enacted by the Ancient Mariner's repeated narration of his literally arresting tale.

    Re-collecting Spontaneous Overflows

  • David Bergman, MAC officer in charge, said village elders were able to see for themselves that the creek had silted up from a long-term blockage to the drain that goes under the runway.

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  • Agree with L.C.T. The blockage is probably just a build-up of wax; you could try an ear candle although la têtarde may be too small (almost definitely too small to sit still while the candle works its magic!) so first check with someone who knows what they’re talking about (i.e. not me and not that awful doctor).

    whisper

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    June 17, 2009