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Definitions of wall

  1. 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. surround with a wall in order to fortify
  3. ( anatomy) a layer ( a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; " stomach walls"
  4. 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"
  5. a masonry fence ( as around an estate or garden); " the wall followed the road"; " he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
  6. a layer of material that encloses space; " the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; " the container's walls were blue"
  7. anything that suggests a wall in structure or effect; " a wall of water"; " a wall of smoke"; " a wall of prejudice"
  8. a vertical ( or almost vertical) smooth rock face ( as of a cave or mountain)
  9. a difficult or awkward situation; " his back was to the wall"; " competition was pushing them to the wall"
  10. 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"
  11. A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.
  12. 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.
  13. A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
  14. An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam- engine cylinder.
  15. The side of a level or drift.
  16. The country rock bounding a vein laterally.
  17. To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.
  18. To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.
  19. To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.
  20. A solid fence of stone, brick, etc.; the outside structure which incloses a building; a partition forming the side of a room; a structure for defense; means of protection.
  21. To surround with, or as with, a structure for inclosure, security, or defense.
  22. Paries, an investing part enclosing a cavity such as the chest or abdomen.
  23. An erection of brick, stone, etc., for a fence or security: the side of a building: ( fig.) defence, means of security:- pl. fortifications.
  24. To inclose with or as with a wall: to defend with walls.
  25. Fence of brick or stone: side of a building.
  26. To inclose with, or as with, a wall; fortify.
  27. To provide with a wall; enclose; fortify; defend.
  28. A continuous structure, as for the side of a house, vessel, etc.; also, a fence of stone or masonry.
  29. Fortifications in general.
  30. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other material, intended for defence or secrecy; the side of a building or apartment; a defence or means of security.
  31. To inclose with or defend by a wall. To go to the wall, to get the worst of it. To take the wall, to take the upper or most honourable place.
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Antonyms for wall

break, gap, entry, doorway, aggression, offensive, offense, attack, door, gate, pass, entranceway, entryway, entrance, portal, assault.

Quotes of wall

  1. They've got to deliver twenty -six episodes a season and they're not going to beat their heads up against a wall if they feel something didn't, like, pan out the way they had hoped. – Rene Auberjonois
  2. For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me. – Nigel Dennis
  3. In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall – Bob Dylan
  4. We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth- then it's far too late when they pass away. – George Harrison
  5. Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became. – Louis Kahn
  6. You leap over the wall of one ghetto and find yourself in another ghetto. – Klaus Kinski
  7. Just as the development of earth art and installation art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries, the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings. – Sol LeWitt
  8. There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go- if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall – Bernard Malamud
  9. If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space. – Joyce Carol Oates
  10. Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall – Ronald Reagan
  11. Do not buy the hype from Wall St. and the press that stocks always go up. There are long periods when stocks do nothing and other investments are better. – Jim Rogers
  12. Sometimes when you do a part, the wall between you and the characters can be very porous. You can sort of move in and out of your character's persona and being. And that just couldn't happen on this one because of working with him. – Kyra Sedgwick
  13. I think the writing on the wall is definitely there this year that this is probably our last year. – Michael Shanks
  14. When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper. – Anthony Trollope
  15. Piper insisted she had to be out of breath when we played this one scene, so she ran around the block. Thank God she wasn't doing a crucifixtion scene; we would have had to nail her to the wall – Dick York

Usage examples for wall

  1. And the father turned his face round to the wall – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. " Wall she wuz willin' to," sez I. " Id'no as she wuz. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  3. She was the girl who used to sit there against the wall – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  4. So I tried 'em on, and they fit like the paper on the wall – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  5. We cannot go to the wall – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn
  6. In the right wall there is another door, also well down on the stage. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  7. She glanced at the great clock upon the wall – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  8. Nothing led to this village built against a wall – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. Help me set him up against the wall – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  10. He knew that his hat had been on the table with the front toward the wall – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  11. He pressed his full force now against the wall – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  12. Just you stand against the wall and take it easy. – Trees Are Where You Find Them by Arthur Dekker Savage
  13. Turn my picture to the wall – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  14. " I put the pizen for him as you said, and all I could do he would die in the wall – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  15. An' his picture fell down off the wall while I was sweepin' the pa'lah. – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  16. There he turned with his back to the wall – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  17. Or was there any wall at all? – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  18. He touched a spring in the side of the wall – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  19. Let that fly stick on the wall sir. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  20. But his wife turned her face to the wall saying, however. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth

Rhymes for wall