What does the word block mean?

Usage examples for block

  1. I was too far away to interfere, and by the time I had reached the prison you and your companion were a block away." – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  2. Block, said Loudon, I met him this mornin'. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  3. And I 'm going to knock somebody's block off! – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper