wall
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /wɔːl/
  • (America) IPA: /wɔl/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /wɑl/
Noun

wall (plural walls)

  1. A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  2. A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
    The town wall was surrounded by a moat.
  3. Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure.
    We're adding another wall in this room during the remodeling.  The wind blew against the walls of the tent.
  4. A point of desperation.
  5. A point of defeat or extinction.
  6. An impediment to free movement.
    A wall of police officers met the protesters before they reached the capitol steps.
  7. A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera).
  8. (often, in combination) A barrier.
    a seawall;  a firewall
  9. A barrier to vision.
  10. Something with the apparent solidity and dimensions of a building wall.
    a wall of sound;  a wall of water
  11. (anatomy, zoology, botany) A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 4-5:
      The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp.
  12. (auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction.
    Synonyms: chandelier
  13. (US, slang, medicine) A doctor who tries to admit as few patients as possible.
    Antonyms: sieve
  14. (soccer) A line of defenders set up between an opposing free-kick taker and the goal.
  15. (Internet) A personal notice board listing messages of interest to a particular user.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Mauerfuchs
  • Russian: бурогла́зка меге́ра
Translations Verb

wall (walls, present participle walling; past and past participle walled)

  1. To enclose with, or as if with, a wall or walls.
    He walled the study with books.
Translations Verb

wall (walls, present participle walling; past and past participle walled)

  1. To boil.
  2. To well, as water; spring.
Related terms Noun

wall (plural walls)

  1. (chiefly, dialectal) A spring of water.
Noun

wall (plural walls)

  1. (nautical) A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot or wale.
Verb

wall (walls, present participle walling; past and past participle walled)

  1. (transitive, nautical) To make a wall knot on the end of (a rope).
Interjection
  1. (US) Eye dialect spelling of well#English|well.
    • 1858, The New Priest in Conception Bay by Robert Lowell [http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=nwng;cc=nwng;rgn=full%20text;idno=nwng0017-2;didno=nwng0017-2;view=image;seq=581;node=nwng0017-2%3A43;page=root;size=50]
      Wall, they spoke up, 'n' says to her, s'd they, "Why, look a-here, aunty, Wus't his skin, 't was rock?" so s's she, "I guess not." (Well, they spoke up and says to her, said they, "Why look a-here, aunty, was it his skin that was rock [referring to the Apostle Peter]?" So says she, "I guess not.")
    • 1988, Herbert M. Sutherland, Tall Tales of the Devil's Apron, The Overmountain Press ISBN 9780932807274, page 97
      Wall, be that as it may, ol' Hosshead was a purty good citizen in his day, an' he shore did make Juneybell toe the mark.

Wall
Proper noun
  1. Surname
Proper noun
  1. (astronomy) A Chinese constellation located near Pegasus and Andromeda, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle.



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