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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 layer of material that encloses space; " the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; " the container's walls were blue"
  6. anything that suggests a wall in structure or effect; " a wall of water"; " a wall of smoke"; " a wall of prejudice"
  7. a vertical ( or almost vertical) smooth rock face ( as of a cave or mountain)
  8. a difficult or awkward situation; " his back was to the wall"; " competition was pushing them to the wall"
  9. 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"
  10. 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.
  11. A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
  12. An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam- engine cylinder.
  13. The side of a level or drift.
  14. The country rock bounding a vein laterally.
  15. To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.
  16. To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.
  17. To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.
  18. 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.
  19. To surround with, or as with, a structure for inclosure, security, or defense.
  20. An erection of brick, stone, etc., for a fence or security: the side of a building: ( fig.) defence, means of security:- pl. fortifications.
  21. To inclose with or as with a wall: to defend with walls.
  22. Fence of brick or stone: side of a building.
  23. To inclose with, or as with, a wall; fortify.
  24. To provide with a wall; enclose; fortify; defend.
  25. A continuous structure, as for the side of a house, vessel, etc.; also, a fence of stone or masonry.
  26. Fortifications in general.
  27. 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.
  28. 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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Usage examples for wall

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