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obstacle

Brit a fence or hedge used in showjumping

What does it mean when you dream about an obstacle?

Dreaming about encountering an obstacle can reflect feelings of being blocked in our waking life. Can also involve the ways we block ourselves, or, alternatively, indicate uncertainty and inhibitions.

obstacle

[′äb·stə·kəl]
(navigation)
In air operations, a natural or artificial object which by its geographical location requires that its vertical dimension be considered in establishing the permissible flight paths in an area; this leads to the concept of the fictitious height for various obstacles; for example, a moving vehicle 17 feet high is assumed to be on an interstate highway 15 feet high, and thus the area is assumed to have an obstacle 32 feet high.

obstacle

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Obstacles as they are depicted on charts.
An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a fixed geographical location, or one that is expected at a fixed location within a prescribed area with reference to which a vertical clearance is or must be provided during flight operations. The objects in question can be permanent or temporary. Also called an obstruction.
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He lived long and happily with Rowena, for they were attached to each other by the bonds of early affection, and they loved each other the more, from the recollection of the obstacles which had impeded their union.
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests.
THE column that had butted stoutly at the obstacles in the roadway was barely out of the youth's sight before he saw dark waves of men come sweeping out of the woods and down through the fields.
The obstacles she had encountered, the insults she had endured, were only as fuel to the purpose of revenge which consumed her.
Koner, triumphantly demonstrated the feasibility of the journey, its chances of success, the nature of the obstacles existing, the immense advantages of the aerial mode of locomotion, and found fault with nothing but the selected point of departure, which it contended should be Massowah, a small port in Abyssinia, whence James Bruce, in 1768, started upon his explorations in search of the sources of the Nile.
The Negro boy has obstacles, discouragements, and temptations to battle with that are little know to those not situated as he is.
The obstacles in the way of his desire seemed to him purely artificial, and yet he could see no way of removing them.
Without this unerring guide the Scarecrow and his comrades might never have gained the Emerald City; for many were the obstacles thrown in their way by the arts of old Mombi.
We hear enough, and more than enough, of persons who successfully cultivate the Arts--of the remarkable manner in which fitness for their vocation shows itself in early life, of the obstacles which family prejudice places in their way, and of the unremitting devotion which has led to the achievement of glorious results.
If the history of Polly's girlish experiences suggests a hint or insinuates a lesson, I shall feel that, in spite of many obstacles, I have not entirely neglected my duty toward the little men and women, for whom it is an honor and a pleasure to write, since in them I have always found my kindest patrons, gentlest critics, warmest friends.
I don't deny," he said, "that there are some serious obstacles in your way.
The point is this, that a creator of new values meets with his surest and strongest obstacles in the very spirit of the language which is at his disposal.