Blockade Definition

blŏ-kād
blockaded, blockades, blockading
noun
blockades
A shutting off of a port or region of a belligerent state by the troops or ships of the enemy in order to prevent passage in or out in time of war.
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Any blocking action designed to isolate another nation and cut off communication and commerce with it.
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The force that maintains a blockade.
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Any strategic barrier.
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(chess) Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it.
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Antonyms:
opening
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verb
blockaded, blockades, blockading
To subject to a blockade.
Webster's New World
idiom
run the blockade
  • to go past or through a blockade
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Other Word Forms of Blockade

Noun

Singular:
blockade
Plural:
blockades

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Blockade

  • run the blockade

Origin of Blockade

  • Probably block -ade (as in barricade)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From block +‎ -ade.

    From Wiktionary

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