Definition of Wall in English :

Define Wall in English

Wall meaning in English

Meaning of Wall in English

Pronunciation of Wall in English

Wall pronunciation in English

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1. wall

an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure

Example Sentences:
'the south wall had a small window'
'the walls were covered with pictures'

2. wall

anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect

Example Sentences:
'a wall of water'
'a wall of smoke'
'a wall of prejudice'
'negotiations ran into a brick wall'

3. paries, wall

(anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure

Example Sentences:
'stomach walls'

4. wall

a difficult or awkward situation

Example Sentences:
'his back was to the wall'
'competition was pushing them to the wall'

5. wall

a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)

6. wall

a layer of material that encloses space

Example Sentences:
'the walls of the cylinder were perforated'
'the container's walls were blue'

7. wall

a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)

Example Sentences:
'the wall followed the road'
'he ducked behind the garden wall and waited'

8. bulwark, rampart, wall

an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

Example Sentences:
'they stormed the ramparts of the city'
'they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down'


9. fence, fence in, palisade, surround, wall

surround with a wall in order to fortify

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of wall
a vertical construction made of stone, brick, wood, etc, with a length and height much greater than its thickness, used to enclose, divide, or support
(as modifier)
wall hangings
▶ Related adjective: mural
2. (often plural)
a structure or rampart built to protect and surround a position or place for defensive purposes
3. anatomy
any lining, membrane, or investing part that encloses or bounds a bodily cavity or structure
abdominal wall
. Technical name: paries ▶ Related adjective: parietal
4. mountaineering
a vertical or almost vertical smooth rock face
anything that suggests a wall in function or effect
a wall of fire
a wall of prejudice
6.  bang one's head against a brick wall
7.  drive to the wall
8.  drive up the wall
9.  go to the wall
10.  go up the wall
11.  have one's back to the wall
12.  off-the-wall
verb (transitive)
to protect, provide, or confine with or as if with a wall
14. (often foll by up)
to block (an opening) with a wall
15. (often foll by in or up)
to seal by or within a wall or walls

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see synonyms of wall
an upright structure of wood, stone, brick, etc., serving to enclose, divide, support, or protect
; specif.,
such a structure forming a side or inner partition of a building
such a continuous structure serving to enclose an area, to separate fields, etc.
c.  [usually pl.]
such a structure used as a military defense; fortification
such a structure used to hold back water; levee; dike
something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
something suggestive of a wall in that it holds back, divides, hides, etc.
a wall of secrecy
of or along a wall
placed or growing on, in, or against a wall
verb transitive
to furnish, line, enclose, divide, protect, etc. with or as with a wall or walls
to wall a room with books, to wall off the old wing, a mind walled in by fears
to close up (an opening) with a wall
usually with up

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of wall
1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
2. often walls A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
3. A structure of stonework, concrete, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
a. Something resembling a wall in appearance, function, or construction, as the exterior surface of a body organ or part: the abdominal wall.
b. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength: a wall of silence; a wall of fog.
c. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin: driven to the wall by poverty.
5. Sports The vertical surface of an ocean wave in surfing.
tr.v. walled, wall·ing, walls
1. To enclose, surround, or fortify with or as if with a wall: wall up an old window. See Synonyms at enclose.
2. To divide or separate with or as if with a wall. Often used with off: wall off half a room.
3. To confine or seal behind a wall; immure: "I determined to wall [the body] up in the cellar" (Edgar Allan Poe).
4. To block or close (an opening or passage, for example) with or as if with a wall.

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