Synonyms for blockade

Grammar : Noun
Spell : blo-keyd
Phonetic Transcription : blɒˈkeɪd

Top 10 synonyms for blockade Other synonyms for the word blockade

Définition of blockade

Origin :
  • mid-17c., from block (v.) + -ade, false French ending (the French word is blocus, 18c. in this sense, which seems to be in part a back-formation from the verb bloquer and in part influenced by Middle Dutch blokhuus "blockhouse").
  • noun barrier
Example sentences :
  • Besides which he established a blockade in front of the harbour when the weather permitted.
  • Extract from : « Hellenica » by Xenophon
  • The blockade had raised even the most simple articles to the price of luxuries.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Then we will all have to get out or else be obliged to run the blockade.
  • Extract from : « The Liberty Boys Running the Blockade » by Harry Moore
  • They wont do that, and if they do, England will break the blockade.
  • Extract from : « Among the Pines » by James R. Gilmore
  • The British Isles were declared to be in a state of blockade.
  • Extract from : « Union and Democracy » by Allen Johnson
  • A second grievance was the blockade of American ports by British cruisers.
  • Extract from : « Union and Democracy » by Allen Johnson
  • The blockade will be complete, and we shall rest as isolated as the other side of the moon.
  • Extract from : « The Long Roll » by Mary Johnston
  • Her blockade of the French ports was very imperfect, and easily evaded.
  • Extract from : « The Naval History of the United States » by Willis J. Abbot.
  • It is only because such appendages would be a blockade to business.
  • Extract from : « The Wedding Ring » by T. De Witt Talmage
  • This epistle was written whilst the blockade and battery were going on.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 » by Mrs. Thomson

Antonyms for blockade

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