Definitions of wall

  1. To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.
  2. To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.
  3. To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.
  4. To surround with, or as with, a structure for inclosure, security, or defense.
  5. To inclose with or as with a wall: to defend with walls.
  6. To inclose with, or as with, a wall; fortify.
  7. To provide with a wall; enclose; fortify; defend.
  8. 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.
  9. Fortifications in general.
  10. a layer of material that encloses space; " the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; " the container's walls were blue"
  11. anything that suggests a wall in structure or effect; " a wall of water"; " a wall of smoke"; " a wall of prejudice"
  12. a vertical ( or almost vertical) smooth rock face ( as of a cave or mountain)
  13. a difficult or awkward situation; " his back was to the wall"; " competition was pushing them to the wall"
  14. 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"
  15. 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.
  16. A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
  17. An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam- engine cylinder.
  18. The side of a level or drift.
  19. The country rock bounding a vein laterally.
  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. An erection of brick, stone, etc., for a fence or security: the side of a building: ( fig.) defence, means of security:- pl. fortifications.
  22. Fence of brick or stone: side of a building.
  23. A continuous structure, as for the side of a house, vessel, etc.; also, a fence of stone or masonry.
  24. 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.
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