HyperDic: wall

English > 9 senses of the word wall:
NOUNartifactwallan architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
objectwallanything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
bodywall, paries(anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
statewalla difficult or awkward situation
objectwalla vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
artifactwalla layer of material that encloses space
artifactwalla masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)
artifactwall, rampart, bulwarkan embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
VERBcompetitionwall, palisade, fence, fence in, surroundsurround with a wall in order to fortify
wall > pronunciation
Soundswao'l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure.
Examples
  • "the south wall had a small window"
  • "the walls were covered with pictures"
InstancesHadrian's WallAn ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century
Wailing WallA wall in Jerusalem
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
hallway, hallAn interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
roomAn area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
Partsarch, archwayA passageway under a curved masonry construction
capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretcherA stone that forms the top of wall or building
course, row(construction) a layer of masonry
doorway, door, room access, thresholdThe entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building
header, coping, copebrick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
paneling, panelling, paneA panel or section of panels in a wall or door
pier(architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
wainscot, dadopanel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall
wall panelpaneling that forms part of a wall
Narrowerattic(architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature
bearing wallAny wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
cavity wallA wall formed of two thicknesses of masonry with a space between them
chimney breastWalls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base
firewallA fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
gable, gable end, gable wallThe vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
parapetA low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
proscenium, proscenium wallThe wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
sidewallA wall that forms the side of a structure
wainscoting, wainscottingA wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)
Broaderpartition, dividerA vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
Spanishmuralla, muro, pared
Catalanmur, paret
Adjectivesmuralof or relating to walls
Verbswallsurround with a wall in order to fortify
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningAnything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect.
Examples
  • "a wall of water"
  • "a wall of smoke"
  • "a wall of prejudice"
  • "negotiations ran into a brick wall"
NarrowerfootwallThe lower wall of an inclined fault
hanging wallThe upper wall of an inclined fault
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishmuro, pared
Catalanmur, paret
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 3, body
Meaning(anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure.
Example"stomach walls"
Synonymparies
Categoryanatomy, general anatomyThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Narrowerabdominal wallA wall of the abdomen
BroaderstratumOne of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA difficult or awkward situation.
Examples
  • "his back was to the wall"
  • "competition was pushing them to the wall"
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishbarrera, muralla, muro
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain).
Part ofcaveA geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA layer of material that encloses space.
Examples
  • "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"
  • "the container's walls were blue"
Broaderlayer, bedSingle thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA masonry fence (as around an estate or garden).
Examples
  • "the wall followed the road"
  • "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
Narrowerparty wallA wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners
retaining wallA wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)
Broaderfence, fencingA barrier that serves to enclose an area
Verbswallsurround with a wall in order to fortify
English > wall: 9 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningAn embankment built around a space for defensive purposes.
Example "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
Synonymsrampart, bulwark
InstancesAntonine WallA fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde)
Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of ChinaA fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC
Part offortification, munitiondefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
NarrowerbaileyThe outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
battlement, crenelation, crenellationA rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps / gaps for firing arrows or guns
earthworkAn earthen rampart
fraisesloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
merlonA solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
BroaderembankmentA long artificial mound of stone or earth
Spanishbaluarte, bastión, muralla, muro
Catalanmuralla, mur
Verbswallsurround with a wall in order to fortify
English > wall: 9 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningSurround with a wall in order to fortify.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspalisade, fence, fence in, surround
NarrowercircumvallateSurround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification
stockadeSurround with a stockade in order to fortify
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
See alsowall in, wall upenclose with a wall
Spanishcercar, circundar, murar, rodear
Catalancircumdar, emmurallar, encerclar, envoltar, murar, voltar
Nounswallan architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
wallan embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
walla masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)

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