Definition of WALL

noun : WALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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. (

    ) (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain) ;

  • 6. (

    ) a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited" ;

  • 8. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : WALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

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