obstacle

  • 1 obstacle — [ ɔpstakl ] n. m. • 1220; lat. obstaculum, de obstare « se tenir (stare) devant » 1 ♦ Ce qui s oppose au passage, gêne le mouvement. Le vent « ne rencontre aucun obstacle naturel sur le plateau » (Camus). « la voiture fit un écart pour ne pas… …

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  • 2 Obstacle 1 — «Obstacle 1» Сингл I …

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  • 3 Obstacle 1 — Single by Interpol from the album Turn On the Bright Lights Released November 11, 2002 September 15, 2003 (Reissue) …

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  • 4 Obstacle — to traffic caused by a collapse in highway 140, in Ferguson, state of California (USA), on 21 April 2008 02:36:01 PM PDT An obstacle (also called a barrier or a stumbling block) is an object, thing, action or situation that causes an obstruction …

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  • 5 obstacle — OBSTACLE. s. m. Empeschement, opposition, ce qui empesche qu une chose ne soit, ne se fasse, ne reüssisse. Grand obstacle. obstacle invincible. vaincre un obstacle. surmonter un obstacle. former des obstacles. faire naistre un obstacle, des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 obstacle — obstacle, obstruction, impediment, bar, snag denote something which seriously hampers action or progress. Obstacle, which is used of both material and immaterial things, applies to an object, condition, or situation which stands in one s way and… …

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  • 7 obstacle — [äb′stə kəl] n. [OFr < L obstaculum, obstacle < obstare, to withstand < ob (see OB ) + stare, to STAND] anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance SYN. OBSTACLE is used of anything which literally or… …

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  • 8 obstacle — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. obstacle, ostacle hindrance (13c.), from L. obstaculum a hindrance, obstacle, with instrumental suffix * tlom + obstare stand opposite to, block, hinder, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + stare to stand, from PIE …

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  • 9 Obstacle — Ob sta*cle, n. [F., fr. L. obstaculum, fr. obstare to withstand, oppose; ob (see {Ob }) + stare to stand. See {Stand}. and cf. {Oust}, v.] That which stands in the way, or opposes; anything that hinders progress; a hindrance; an obstruction,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 obstacle — I noun arrest, balk, barricade, barrier, block, bridle, catch, check, constraint, curb, dam, delay, detainment, difficulty, disallowance, drawback, embargo, enjoining, estoppel, fence, forbiddance, hamper, handicap, hindrance, hurdle, impediment …

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  • 11 obstacle — [n] impediment, barrier bar, block, booby trap*, bump*, catch, Catch 22*, check, clog*, crimp*, difficulty, disincentive, encumbrance, hamper, handicap, hang up*, hardship, hindrance, hitch*, hurdle, interference, interruption, joker*, monkey… …

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  • 12 obstacle — Obstacle, m. penac. Obstaculum, Obiectaculum, Obex …

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  • 13 obstacle — ► NOUN ▪ a thing that blocks one s way or hinders progress. ORIGIN Latin obstaculum, from obstare impede …

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  • 14 obstacle — (ob sta kl ) s. m. 1°   Ce qui arrête, s oppose. •   Tout fait à tes projets d invincibles obstacles, CORN. Oth. I, 1. •   Je sais que vous pouvez forcer d autres obstacles, CORN. Pompée, IV, 3. •   La valeur de leur chef ne trouvait point d… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 obstacle — n. 1) to pose an obstacle 2) to come across, encounter an obstacle 3) to clear, overcome, surmount an obstacle 4) (of a horse) to take an obstacle 5) to remove an obstacle 6) a formidable; insurmountable obstacle 7) an artificial; natural… …

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  • 16 obstacle — 01. The sheer face of the mountain was a difficult [obstacle] for the climbers on the last stage of their ascent. 02. The main [obstacle] to his finding a job is his appearance; the guy is a slob, and no one wants to hire him because of it. 03.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 OBSTACLE — s. m. Empêchement, opposition, ce qui empêche qu une personne n arrive à son but, ne parvienne à ses fins, qu une chose ne se fasse, ne réussisse. Grand obstacle. Obstacle invincible. Lever tout obstacle. Vaincre, surmonter, franchir, renverser,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 obstacle — ob|sta|cle [ˈɔbstəkəl US ˈa:b ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin obstaculum, from obstare to stand in the way, stand in front of ] 1.) something that makes it difficult to achieve something obstacle to ▪ Fear of change is an… …

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  • 19 obstacle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, major ▪ chief, greatest, main ▪ enormous, formidable, huge, serious …

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  • 20 OBSTACLE — n. m. Ce qui empêche de passer. Une route semée d’obstacles. Franchir, renverser, forcer un obstacle. Saut d’obstacles. Il se dit figurément de Ce qui empêche qu’une personne n’arrive à son but, ne parvienne à ses fins ou qu’une chose ne se fasse …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)