A thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress
the major obstacle to achieving that goal is money
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"
An obstacle, or barrier, is an object, thing, action or situation that causes an obstruction, forms a barrier, creates a difficulty, a nuisance or a disorder to achieve concrete goals. ...
Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress
(Obstacles) Objects placed in strategic locations to make up a trial course.
(OBSTACLES) The barriers that prevent you from doing what you want to do.
(Obstacles) They could be represented by large rocks, a log lying across the river or a tree that has fallen down. They are elements that interrupt the stream and create natural privileged sites for trout to stay and wait for the passing of insects.
(obstacles) Things/circumstances that get in the way of the character's achieving of actions; provides conflict, which provides interest, which makes drama
(obstacles) the 10 o. of meditation: palibodha (q.v.); for the 5 mental obstacles, or hindrances, s. nīvaraṇa.
a force opposing a character's "Objective" (or "Intention") which gives rise to dramatic tension and conflict.
Physical or psychological hindrance or obstruction.
Marissa Marshall, Ph.D. She's keeping Danny preoccupied with earthly delights...
An object that limits the vertical passage space, protrudes into the circulation route, or reduces the clearance width of a sidewalk or trail.
Barrier; hurdle; as in a log, a creek, etc.
Something which stands in the way and prevents a character from achieving his or her objective. Note that when the obstacle is some inner characteristic it is often desirable to create a secondary figure (a foil) who is the personification of one of the conflicting aspects of the personage in ...
a barrier or reversal that presents a challenge to a protagonist’s achievement of an objective.
Any object that a horse must clear to complete the course in show jumping and the three-day event, such as a fence, gate, or water jump.
Large or difficult hill, off-camber turn, extremely sharp turn, jump, rocks, whoops, rolling terrain/rises, brush, creek crossings, etc.
All fixed (whether temporary or permanent) and mobile objects, or parts thereof, that are located on an area intended for the surface movement of aircraft and vehicles.
(JP 1-02) - Any obstruction designed or employed to disrupt, fix, turn, or block the movement of an opposing force, and to impose additional losses in personnel, time, and equipment on the opposing force. Obstacles can exist naturally or can be man-made, or can be a combination of both. ...
A hindrance; something that causes uncertainty or prevents you from moving forward in life (inhibitions, fears, beliefs, etc.)
Also known as an element, one jump or part of a cross-country or show jumping course.
Any barrier-natural or artificial-that stops or impedes the movement of a unit.
Any feature of the course that may impede any aspect of play.
An obstacle course represents your frustration as you feel like your life is one obstacle after the other with no time for rejuvenation in-between. Meeting an obstacle infers you expect to be stopped from accomplishing your dreams. Over coming an obstacle ensures you will succeed. ...
(External) Not related to the character. (Internal) Part of the character's nature.