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Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where wall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the south wall had a small window
  • the walls were covered with pictures

(wall is a kind of ...) a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)

(... is a kind of wall ) a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle

(... is a kind of wall ) a wall that forms the side of a structure

(... is a kind of wall ) a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)

(... is a kind of wall ) walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base

(... is a kind of wall ) a wall formed of two thicknesses of masonry with a space between them

(... is a kind of wall ) the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater

(... is a kind of wall ) a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

(... is a kind of wall ) any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building

(... is a kind of wall ) (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof

(... is a kind of wall ) the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof

(... is an instance of wall) an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain

(... is an instance of wall) a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon

(wall is a part of ...) paneling that forms part of a wall

(wall is a part of ...) (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)

(wall is a part of ...) panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall

(wall is a part of ...) a panel or section of panels in a wall or door

(wall is a part of ...) brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

(wall is a part of ...) the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close

"he stuck his head in the doorway"

(wall is a part of ...) (construction) a layer of masonry

"a course of bricks"

(wall is a part of ...) a stone that forms the top of wall or building

(wall is a part of ...) a passageway under a curved masonry construction

"they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"

(... is part of wall) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is part of wall) an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open

"the elevators were at the end of the hall"

(... is part of wall) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 2: an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where wall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they stormed the ramparts of the city
  • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

Synonyms for wall in the sense of this definition

(wall is a kind of ...) a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

(... is a kind of wall ) the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle

(... is a kind of wall ) a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns

(... is a kind of wall ) an earthen rampart

(... is a kind of wall ) sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes

(... is a kind of wall ) a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement

(... is an instance of wall) a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain

(... is an instance of wall) a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width

(... is part of wall) defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it

Definition 3: a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where wall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wall followed the road
  • he ducked behind the garden wall and waited

(wall is a kind of ...) a barrier that serves to enclose an area

(... is a kind of wall ) a wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners

(... is a kind of wall ) a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)

Definition 4: a layer of material that encloses space - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where wall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the walls of the cylinder were perforated
  • the container's walls were blue

(wall is a kind of ...) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

Definition 5: (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure - [noun denoting body]

Samples where wall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stomach walls

Synonyms for wall in the sense of this definition

(wall is a kind of ...) one 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)

(... is a kind of wall ) a wall of the abdomen

(wall belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 6: anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect - [noun denoting object]

Samples where wall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wall of water
  • a wall of smoke
  • a wall of prejudice
  • negotiations ran into a brick wall

(wall is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of wall ) the lower wall of an inclined fault

(... is a kind of wall ) the upper wall of an inclined fault

Definition 7: a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain) - [noun denoting object]

(wall is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is part of wall) a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

Definition 8: a difficult or awkward situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where wall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his back was to the wall
  • competition was pushing them to the wall

(wall is a kind of ...) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

"grappling with financial difficulties"

Definition 9: surround with a wall in order to fortify - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for wall in the sense of this definition

(wall is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(... is a kind of wall ) surround with a stockade in order to fortify

(... is a kind of wall ) surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

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