blockade vs encirclement what difference

what is difference between blockade and encirclement

English

Etymology

From block +‎ -ade.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /blɑˈkeɪd/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /blɒˈkeɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun

blockade (plural blockades)

  1. The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.
  2. (by extension) Any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
  3. (nautical) The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.
  4. (chess) Preventing an opponent’s pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it

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Verb

blockade (third-person singular simple present blockades, present participle blockading, simple past and past participle blockaded)

  1. (transitive) To create a blockade against.

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Anagrams

  • dockable


English

Etymology

From encircle +‎ -ment.

Noun

encirclement (countable and uncountable, plural encirclements)

  1. The act of encircling or the state of being encircled
  2. (military) The isolation of a target by the formation of a blockade around it
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 9:
      Not only did it give the Russians an abiding fear of encirclement, whether by nomadic hordes or by nuclear-missile sites, but it also launched them on their relentless drive eastwards and southwards into Asia, and eventually collision with the British in India.

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