Definition of OBSTACLE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan" ;

  • 2. (

    ) an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented) ;

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