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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blockade  \Block*ade"\,  n.  [Cf.  It  bloccata  See  {Block},  v.  t. 
  ] 
  1.  The  shutting  up  of  a  place  by  troops  or  ships,  with  the 
  purpose  of  preventing  ingress  or  egress,  or  the  reception 
  of  supplies;  as  the  blockade  of  the  ports  of  an  enemy. 
 
  Note:  Blockade  is  now  usually  applied  to  an  investment  with 
  ships  or  vessels,  while  siege  is  used  of  an  investment 
  by  land  forces.  To  constitute  a  blockade,  the  investing 
  power  must  be  able  to  apply  its  force  to  every  point  of 
  practicable  access  so  as  to  render  it  dangerous  to 
  attempt  to  enter  and  there  is  no  blockade  of  that  port 
  where  its  force  can  not  be  brought  to  bear.  --Kent. 
 
  2.  An  obstruction  to  passage. 
 
  {To  raise  a  blockade}.  See  under  {Raise}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blockade  \Block*ade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blockaded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Blockading}.] 
  1.  To  shut  up  as  a  town  or  fortress,  by  investing  it  with 
  troops  or  vessels  or  war  for  the  purpose  of  preventing 
  ingress  or  egress,  or  the  introduction  of  supplies.  See 
  note  under  {Blockade},  n.  ``Blockaded  the  place  by  sea.'' 
  --Gilpin. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  shut  in  so  as  to  prevent  egress. 
 
  Till  storm  and  driving  ice  blockade  him  there 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  To  obstruct  entrance  to  or  egress  from 
 
  Huge  bales  of  British  cloth  blockade  the  door. 
  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blockade 
  n  1:  a  war  measure  that  isolates  some  area  of  importance  to  the 
  enemy  [syn:  {encirclement}] 
  2:  prevents  access  or  progress 
  v  1:  hinder  or  prevent  the  progress  or  accomplishment  of  "His 
  brother  blocked  him  at  every  turn"  [syn:  {obstruct},  {block}, 
  {hinder},  {stymie},  {stymy},  {embarrass}] 
  2:  render  unsuitable  for  passage;  "block  the  way";  "barricade 
  the  streets"  [syn:  {barricade},  {block},  {block  off},  {block 
  up},  {bar}] 
  3:  obstruct  access  to  [syn:  {block  off}] 
  4:  impose  a  blockade  on  [syn:  {seal  off}] 




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