• (America) IPA: /blɑˈkeɪd/
  • (RP) IPA: /blɒˈkeɪd/

blockade (plural blockades)

  1. The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.
  2. (by extension) Any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
  3. (nautical) The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.
  4. (chess) Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it
Translations Verb

blockade (blockades, present participle blockading; past and past participle blockaded)

  1. (transitive) To create a blockade against.
  • Portuguese: bloquear
  • Russian: блоки́ровать

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary