ETYM Old Eng. blok; cf. French bloc (fr. Old High Germ.), Dutch and Dan. blok, Swed. and German block, Old High Germ. bloch.
1. A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides; SYN. cube.
2. A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; SYN. city block.
3. A number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit.
4. A sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted.
5. Housing in a large building that is divided into separate units.
6. A solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides).
7. An inability to remember or think of something one normally can do; often caused by emotional tension; SYN. mental block.
brick / brɪk /
Množina reči brick je bricks.
ETYM Old Eng. brik, French brique; of German origin; cf. AS. brice a breaking, fragment, Prov. Eng. brique piece, brique de pain, equiv. to AS. hlâfes brice, from the root of Eng. break. Related to Break.
1. A good fellow; helpful and trustworthy.
2. Rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material.
Common building material, rectangular in shape, made of clay that has been fired in a kiln. Bricks are made by kneading a mixture of crushed clay and other materials into a stiff mud and extruding it into a ribbon. The ribbon is cut into individual bricks, which are fired at a temperature of up to about 1,000şC/1,800şF. Bricks may alternatively be pressed into shape in molds.
Refractory bricks used to line furnaces are made from heat-resistant materials such as silica and dolomite. They must withstand operating temperatures of 1,500şC/2,700şF or more.
Sun-dried bricks of mud reinforced with straw were first used in Mesopotamia some 8,000 years ago. Similar mud bricks, called adobe, are still used today in Mexico and other areas where the climate is warm and dry.
ETYM Old Eng. hulke a heavy ship, AS. hulc a light, swift ship; akin to Dutch hulk a ship of burden, German holk, Old High Germ. holcho; perh. from Late Lat. holcas. Related to Wolf, Holcad.
A ship that has been wrecked and abandoned.