Definition of Wall

1. Noun. An architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure. "The walls were covered with pictures"




2. Verb. Surround with a wall in order to fortify.
Exact synonyms: Fence, Fence In, Palisade, Surround
Generic synonyms: Protect
Specialized synonyms: Stockade, Circumvallate
Derivative terms: Fence, Palisade, Surround
Also: Wall In, Wall Up

3. Noun. Anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect. "Negotiations ran into a brick wall"
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Footwall, Hanging Wall

4. Noun. (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure. "Stomach walls"
Exact synonyms: Paries
Specialized synonyms: Abdominal Wall
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Generic synonyms: Stratum

5. Noun. A difficult or awkward situation. "Competition was pushing them to the wall"
Generic synonyms: Difficulty

6. Noun. A vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain).
Group relationships: Cave
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation

7. Noun. A layer of material that encloses space. "The container's walls were blue"
Generic synonyms: Bed, Layer

8. Noun. A masonry fence (as around an estate or garden). "He ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
Generic synonyms: Fence, Fencing
Specialized synonyms: Party Wall, Retaining Wall

9. Noun. An embankment built around a space for defensive purposes. "They blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
Exact synonyms: Bulwark, Rampart
Specialized synonyms: Antonine Wall, Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall Of China
Specialized synonyms: Bailey, Battlement, Crenelation, Crenellation, Earthwork, Fraise, Merlon
Generic synonyms: Embankment
Group relationships: Fortification, Munition
Derivative terms: Bulwark

Definition of Wall

1. n. A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.

2. n. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room.

3. v. t. To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.

4. n. A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.

5. n. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room.

6. v. t. To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.

Definition of Wall

1. Verb. To boil. ¹

2. Verb. To well, as water; spring. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly dialectal) A spring of water. ¹

4. Noun. A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes. ¹

5. Noun. A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc. ¹

6. Noun. Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure. ¹

7. Noun. (context: anatomy zoology botany) A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity. ¹

8. Noun. A temporary impediment to free movement. ¹

9. Noun. A type of butterfly (''Lasiommata megera''). ¹

10. Noun. (context: auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a chandelier. ¹

11. Noun. (soccer) A line of defenders set up between an opposing free-kick taker and the goal. ¹

12. Noun. (Internet) A personal notice board listing messages of interest to a particular user. ¹

13. Verb. To enclose with a wall ¹

14. Verb. (context: with "in") To enclose by surrounding with walls. ¹

15. Verb. (context: with "off") To separate with a wall ¹

16. Verb. (context: with "up") To seal with a wall ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wall

1. to provide with a wall (an upright structure built to enclose an area) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Wall

1. 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc, also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room. "The plaster of the wall of the King's palace." (Dan. V. 5) 2. A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense. "The waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left." (Ex. Xiv. 22) "In such a night, Troilus, methinks, mounted the Troyan walls." (Shak) "To rush undaunted to defend the walls." (Dryden) 3. An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam-engine cylinder. 4. The side of a level or drift. The country rock bounding a vein laterally. (Raymond) Wall is often used adjectively, and also in the formation of compounds, usually of obvious signification; as in wall paper, or wall-paper; wall fruit, or wall-fruit; wallflower, etc. Blank wall, Blind wall, etc. See Blank, Blind, etc. To drive to the wall, to bring to extremities; to push to extremes; to get the advantage of, or mastery over. To go to the wall, to be hard pressed or driven; to be the weaker party; to be pushed to extremes. To take the wall. To take the inner side of a walk, that is, the side next the wall; hence, to take the precedence. "I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's." . Wall barley, a common European solitary wasp (Odynerus parietus) which makes its nest in the crevices of walls. Origin: AS. Weall, from L. Vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. A nail. Cf. Interval. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wall

walks of life
walks of shame
walkt
walkthrough
walkthroughs
walkthru
walkthrus
walkup
walkups
walkway
walkways
walky-talky
walkyr
walkyrie
walkyries
wall (current term)
wall-clock
wall-crawler
wall-eye
wall-eyed
wall-less
wall-paperer
wall-pecker
wall-peckers
wall-plat
wall-sided
wall-to-wall
wall barley
wall bars
wall brown

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