1. [ noun ] any structure that makes progress difficult
Synonyms: impedimenta obstructer obstructor impediment
Related terms: structure obstacle barrier bar bar tumbler blockage blockade hindrance obstruct
2. [ noun ] the act of obstructing

"obstruction of justice"

Related terms: hindrance blockage stall obstruction_of_justice obstruct
3. [ noun ] something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
Synonyms: obstacle

: "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

Related terms: hindrance barrier hurdle stymie hang-up
4. [ noun ] the state or condition of being obstructed
Synonyms: blockage
Related terms: physiological_state ileus tamponade obstruct
5. [ noun ] getting in someone's way
Related terms: maneuver arrest blocking check
Similar spelling:   obstructionist