(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Short, heavy, and solidly built: chunky, compact1, dumpy, heavyset, squat, stocky, stodgy, stubby, stumpy, thick, thickset. See FAT.

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  • blocky — 1879, from BLOCK (Cf. block) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Blockily; blockiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • blocky — [bläk′ē] adj. blockier, blockiest 1. having contrasting blocks or patches 2. of or like a block; stocky; chunky …   English World dictionary

  • blocky — block ► NOUN 1) a large solid piece of material with flat surfaces on each side. 2) chiefly Brit. a large single building subdivided into separate flats or offices. 3) a group of buildings bounded by four streets. 4) a large quantity of things… …   English terms dictionary

  • blocky lava — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Lava flows that are characterized by highly fractured surfaces which contain fragments of debris (usually flow fragments) up to several meters in diameter. The size of the surface fragments in blocky lavas is controlled …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • blocky — adjective (blockier; est) Date: circa 1879 1. resembling a block in form ; chunky 2. filled with or made up of blocks or patches …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blocky — /blok ee/, adj., blockier, blockiest. 1. heavily built; solid; stocky. 2. marked by blocks or patches of unequally distributed light and shade, as in a photograph. [1870 75; BLOCK + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • blocky — adjective Resembling a block in shape …   Wiktionary

  • blocky — Synonyms and related words: chubby, chunky, dumpy, fat, podgy, pudgy, pug, pugged, retrousse, snub nosed, squat, squattish, squatty, stocky, stubbed, stubby, stumpy, thickset, tubby, turned up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blocky — adj. heavyset, stocky, stout …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blocky — block•y [[t]ˈblɒk i[/t]] adj. block•i•er, block•i•est 1) heavily built; stocky 2) marked by blocks or patches, as in a photograph • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

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