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wall - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'wall' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Wall [ n.]
- A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.
- 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.
- A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
- An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam-engine cylinder.
- The side of a level or drift.
- The country rock bounding a vein laterally.
2 . Wall [ v. t.]
- To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.
- To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.
- To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.

Meaning of 'wall' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . wall [ n]
Meaning (1):
- anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
Example in sentence:
  • a wall of prejudice;
  • a wall of smoke;
  • a wall of water;
  • negotiations ran into a brick wall
Meaning (2):
- a difficult or awkward situation
Example in sentence:
  • competition was pushing them to the wall;
  • his back was to the wall
Meaning (3):
- a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)
Example in sentence:
  • he ducked behind the garden wall and waited;
  • the wall followed the road
Meaning (4):
- (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
Example in sentence:
  • stomach walls
Meaning (5):
- a layer of material that encloses space
Example in sentence:
  • the container's walls were blue;
  • the walls of the cylinder were perforated
Meaning (6):
- 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 in sentence:
  • the south wall had a small window;
  • the walls were covered with pictures
Meaning (7):
- an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
Example in sentence:
  • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down;
  • they stormed the ramparts of the city