block

(redirected from blocks)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to blocks: blogs

Block

Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.

Block

An exceptionally large amount or value of securities. While there is no specific definition of how many shares constitute a block, most people using the term refer to holding or trading more than 10,000 shares and/or shares worth more than $200,000. Almost invariably, trades of this magnitude involve institutional investors. See also: Block trade, Secondary issue.

block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.

block

An area bounded by perimeter streets.Many subdivision descriptions employ a subdivision name,and then a block number and a lot number to identify particular properties.The numbers are assigned when the subdivision developer files its plat plan with local authorities.

References in classic literature ?
It was past eleven o'clock that evening when old Enoch, talking to George Willard in the room in the Heffner Block, came to the vital thing, the story of the woman and of what drove him out of the city to live out his life alone and defeated in Winesburg.
It was evidently a block without any possible egress.
Those blocks which you are trampling under foot, like worthless stones, contain gold-ore of great purity.
A gigantic block was held back by each of his extended arms.
I've identified the big block to the left," he observed, and pointed with his fork at a square formed by several rows of lights.
To his delight he discovered that the thin blocks of hewn stone of which it was constructed were fitted in loosely without mortar or cement.
The ownership of a block of seven claims in the heart of it gave Daylight his grip and they could not come to terms.
Glory be, 'tis a small matter at most, an' right in our neighbourhood--not a dozen blocks away.
Between the massive blocks were strips of grass the leverage of whose roots had pushed them apart.
We're only a couple of blocks now from where I got you out of that entrance.
When this work was accomplished, the miners resumed their picks and cut away the rock from underneath the wheel itself, taking care to support it as they advanced upon blocks of great thickness.
And then away she flew, and Kay sat quite alone in the empty halls of ice that were miles long, and looked at the blocks of ice, and thought and thought till his skull was almost cracked.