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Noun: wall  wol
  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, 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";
    - paries
     
  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 blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down";
    - rampart, bulwark
Verb: wall  wol
  1. Surround with a wall in order to fortify
    - palisade, fence, fence in, surround

Derived forms: walled, walling, walls

See also: wall in

Type of: article, bed, difficulty, divider, embankment, fence, fencing, formation, geological formation, layer, object, partition, physical object, protect, stratum

Part of: building, cave, edifice, fortification, hall, hallway, munition, room

Encyclopedia: Wall, South Dakota