Adjective "bloc" definition and examples

(Bloc may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/blɒk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.
  1. 'a parliamentary bloc'
  2. 'If so, then the freer we remain the less we need to worry about losing ground in the long run to nations and blocs of nations that aren't as free.'
  3. 'They say that trade blocs provide benefits to their members, so they want you to reason that if we didn't join, we would be adversely affected.'
  4. 'Parties and electoral blocs were free to organize, with few exceptions, and a large number managed to register.'
  5. 'The major blocs in French politics each valorizes a collectivity: the nation, the class, the race.'
  6. 'It is to be expected that each of the world's blocs have their own interests and will try to protect them.'
  7. 'Arithmetically nothing's happened - five seats lost here, six gained there, but the great blocs of party power are still intact.'
  8. 'They are almost certain to end up with strong parliamentary blocs.'
  9. 'Eighteen political parties and five electoral blocs are running.'
  10. 'It is depressing to see how people mostly voted in racial blocs.'
  11. 'Individual member states were also in other, competing political and economic blocs, which made integration no easier.'

More definitions

1. a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose.

2. a group of legislators, usually of both major political parties, who vote together for some particular interest: the farm bloc.

3. a group of nations that share common interests and usually act in concert in international affairs: the Soviet bloc.

More examples(as adjective)

"statuses can be bloc."

"cooperations can be bloc."

Origin

Early 20th century: from French, literally ‘block’.