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wall meaning and definition

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WALL noun

Definition of wall (noun)

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
    • "stomach walls"
    • synonyms: paries
  4. a difficult or awkward situation
    • "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall"
  5. a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
  6. a layer of material that encloses space
    • "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue"
  7. a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)
    • "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
  8. 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"
    • synonyms: bulwark, rampart

WALL verb

Definition of wall (verb)

  1. surround with a wall in order to fortify
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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