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wall

 
Noun wall has 8 senses
  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; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
    --1 is a kind of
    partition, divider
    --1 is a part of building, edifice; room; hallway, hall
    --1 has parts:
     arch, archway; capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretcher; course, row; doorway, door, room access, threshold; header, coping, cope; paneling, panelling, pane; pier; wainscot, dado; wall panel
    --1 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb wall1
  2. rampart, bulwark, wall - 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 is a kind of embankment
    --2 is a part of fortification, munition
    --2 has particulars:
     Antonine Wall; bailey; battlement, crenelation, crenellation; Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of China; earthwork; fraise; merlon
    Derived form: verb wall1
  3. wall - 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 is a kind of
    object, physical object
    --3 has particulars: footwall; hanging wall
  4. wall - a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
    --4 is a kind of
    fence, fencing
    --4 has particulars: party wall; retaining wall
    Derived form: verb wall1
  5. wall, paries - (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls"
    --5 is a kind of stratum
    --5 has particulars: abdominal wall
  6. wall - a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
    --6 is a kind of
    geological formation, formation
    --6 is a part of cave
  7. wall - a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue"
    --7 is a kind of
    layer, bed
  8. wall - a difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall"
    --8 is a kind of
    difficulty
Verb wall has 1 sense
  1. wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround - surround with a wall in order to fortify
    --1 is one way to protect
    Derived forms: noun wall4, noun wall2, noun wall1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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