1. [ noun ] a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
Synonyms: roadblock
Related terms: barrier
2. [ verb ] render unsuitable for passage
Synonyms: block bar block_up block_off stop blockade

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

Related terms: obstruct close shut_off block plug roadblock blockade blockage
3. [ noun ] a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy)

"they enemy stormed the barricade"

Related terms: barrier
4. [ verb ] prevent access to by barricading

"The street where the President lives is always barricaded"

Related terms: obstruct roadblock
5. [ verb ] block off with barricades
Synonyms: barricado
Related terms: obstruct roadblock
Similar spelling:   barricaded