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  Definition of wall
  1. an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
  2. 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 south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
  3. a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
  4. a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container''s walls were blue"
  5. (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls"
  6. anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water"; "a wall of smoke"; "a wall of prejudice"; "negotiations ran into a brick wall"
  7. a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
  8. a difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall"
  9. surround with a wall in order to fortify
Similar Words: rampart, bulwark, paries, palisade, fence, fence in, surround

 

See Also: wall in, wall up

 

Hyponyms: Antonine Wall, bailey, battlement, crenelation, crenellation, Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of China, earthwork, fraise, merlon, attic, bearing wall, cavity wall, chimney breast, firewall, gable, gable end, gable wall, parapet, proscenium, proscenium wall, sidewall, wainscoting, wainscotting, Wailing Wall, Hadrian's Wall, party wall, retaining wall, abdominal wall, footwall, hanging wall, stockade, circumvallate

 

Part Meronyms: fortification, munition, building, edifice, room, hallway, hall, cave

 

Derivational Morphology: palisade, fence, fence in, surround, bulwark, environment, environs, surroundings, fencing, rampart

 

Anagrams: wawl

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: mur   Catalan: mur and paret  
Danish: mur and væg   Dutch: muur  
Finnish: muuri and seinä   French: mur and murs  
Frisian: muorre   German: Mauer and Wand  
Greek: τείχος and τοίχος   Hebrew: חומה and קיר  
Hindi: दीवार   Hungarian: fal  
Icelandic: múr and varnarveggur and veggur   Italian: muro  
Japanese:   Kurdish: dîwar and دیوار  
Latin: murus   Latvian: siena  
Malay: dinding and tembok   Polish: mur and ściana  
Portuguese: muralha and parede   Russian: стена and стенка  
Slovene: zid   Spanish: barrera and muro and pared  
Swedish: mur and vägg   Tagalog: dinding and padér  
Turkish: duvar  
 
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