Definition of City block

1. Noun. A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings. "He lives in the next block"

Exact synonyms: Block
Generic synonyms: Area, Country

Definition of City block

1. Noun. The smallest part of a town enclosed by streets. ¹

2. Noun. The distance from one street to the next. ¹

3. Noun. A distance comparable to the distance between streets in a city, in the approximate range of 0.2–0.4 km. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of City Block

city administrator
city administrators
city banker
city bankers
city block (current term)
city blocks
city boy
city boys
city break
city center
city centre
city council
city councils
city desk
city district
city editor
city father
city fathers
city girl

Literary usage of City block

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"city block 226 lies between Ashley and O'Fallon Streets, and city block 225 lies between O'Fallon and Bates Streets. Both of these blocks are bounded on the ..."

2. Baltimore: Its History and Its People by Clayton Coleman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1912)
"... purchased—a city block in extent—at a cost of $8000 an acre, and developed principally as a garden park; while Collington Square, two blocks in extent, ..."

3. A Manual of Field and Office Methods for the Use of Students in Surveying by William David Pence, Milo Smith Ketchum (1910)
"RESURVEY OF A city block. a) Equipment.—Transit, 100-foot steel tape, chaining pins, axe, hubs, ... Make a resurvey of an assigned city block. (c) Methods. ..."

4. Surveying Manual Designed for the Use of First-year Students in Surveying by Howard Chapin Ives (1914)
"26 "I" Two cases may arise in the survey of a city block. First, when the lengths and directions of the property lines may be obtained by direct measurement ..."

5. Applied Arithmetic: The Three Essentials by Nels Johann Lennes, Frances Jenkins (1919)
"... AB This diagram represents a city block laid out into building lots. The lots are 25 feet wide and 175 feet deep. The alley is 30 feet wide. ..."

6. The Geology of the Oil Regions of Warren, Venango, Clarion, and Butler by John Franklin Carll (1880)
"The Panama Conglomerate in New York State, at Panama Rock city, Block- ville, Ashville, Ellory Centre, William's, Lewis, and Chautauqua quarries; ..."

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