Definitions of obstruction

  1. any structure that makes progress difficult Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. getting in someone's way Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Anything that stops, closes, or bars the way; that which prevents progress or hinders; an obstacle or barrier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Act of obstructing: that which obstructs: obstacle: impediment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A hindrance; obstacle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Act of obstructing; that which impedes progress; an impediment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Anything which hinders passage or progress; impediment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for obstruction

  1. This obstruction was overcome without much difficulty, and the whole Athenian army crossed the river in safety. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  2. And then every morning and every evening she threw her flower when I threw mine, and when the two flowers met she clapped her hands, and so did I; but when they were separated, as they sometimes were, owing to one of them having met an obstruction which did not catch the other, she threw up her hands in a pretty affectation of despair, which I tried to imitate but in an English and unsuccessful fashion. – Victorian Short Stories by Various