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Meaning & Definition of Wall in English

English

Wall

/wɔl/

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"
    synonym:
  • wall

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"
    synonym:
  • wall

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

  • "Stomach walls"
    synonym:
  • wall
  • ,
  • paries

4. A difficult or awkward situation

  • "His back was to the wall"
  • "Competition was pushing them to the wall"
    synonym:
  • wall

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

    synonym:
  • wall

6. A layer of material that encloses space

  • "The walls of the cylinder were perforated"
  • "The container's walls were blue"
    synonym:
  • wall

7. A masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)

  • "The wall followed the road"
  • "He ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
    synonym:
  • wall

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"
    synonym:
  • rampart
  • ,
  • bulwark
  • ,
  • wall

verb

1. Surround with a wall in order to fortify

    synonym:
  • wall
  • ,
  • palisade
  • ,
  • fence
  • ,
  • fence in
  • ,
  • surround

Examples of using

The wall is two meters thick.
I'm going to tear down this wall.
Every wall is a door.