- A group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance: the Soviet bloc a parliamentary blocMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Eighteen political parties and five electoral blocs are running.
- Arithmetically nothing's happened - five seats lost here, six gained there, but the great blocs of party power are still intact.
- The centre of gravity in Europe is shifting decisively east, to where new blocs and alliances are already forming.
early 20th century: from French, literally 'block'.