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
Definition categories: object
3. (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
- stomach walls
Similar word(s): 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
Definition categories: man–made, embankment
Sentences with wall as a noun:
- The town wall was surrounded by a moat.
- We're adding another wall in this room during the remodeling. The wind blew against the walls of the tent.
- A wall of police officers met the protesters before they reached the capitol steps.
- a seawall; a firewall
- a wall of sound; a wall of water
1. surround with a wall in order to fortify
Sentences with wall as a verb:
- He walled the study with books.
- They had walled in the garden
- The previous owners had walled off two rooms, making an apartment.
- They walled up the basement space that had been used as a coal bin.