You’re probably wondering what the word “block” has to do with this blog post. Well, in my foundations class there were a bunch of words stuck to the wall and we all had to pick one word. The words are very random such as circle, symbol, economy, elements etc. With the word we chose, we have to define it. Not only give a description of the word but we need to explore this word! How do you explore this word? Well, I did some research online and I went around campus to find this word physically. Here is what I got…
DEFINITION OFF THE INTERNET
BLOCK: (noun) a large solid piece of hard material, especially rock, stone, or wood, typically with flat surfaces on each side.
(noun) the area bounded by four streets in a town or suburb.
(verb) make the movement or flow in (a passage, pipe, road, etc.) difficult or impossible.
(verb) impress text or a design on (a book cover).
As you can see; there are many definitions to define the word “block.”
Its funny to say, but there are blocks everywhere! You just have to look for them. It could go from cement blocks to even an action. There are also block patterns all around us such as tiled floors and bricks. I went on another little adventure and took pictures of thing a ma boppers that represented a block.
(chillen on a block)
(found me! sorry, bad photo quality)
BLOCK LIKE PATTERNS
I actually got lucky with finding block patterns, mainly because it’s such a simple pattern/structure that you can find anywhere. I walked around buildings and kept my eyes peeled for something “blocky” and I thought “wait a second, this whole building is made with a block like structure!” so that’s when I chose to get some pictures of bricks and cement.
-Chunk -Cube -slab -piece
-Wedge -Brick -bar
BLOCK USED IN A SENTENCE
- The kids built castles made out of BLOCKS.
- The construction workers had to use a crane to move the cinder BLOCK.
- One of the players on the basketball team BLOCKED the ball from going into the basket.
This word is also used in logos