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Dictionary definition for: Wall

1. (n) 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. (v) surround with a wall in order to fortify

3. (n) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city" "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"

4. (n) anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water" "a wall of smoke" "a wall of prejudice" "negotiations ran into a brick wall"

5. (n) a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden) "the wall followed the road" "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"

6. (n) (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls"

7. (n) a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)

8. (n) a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated" "the container''s walls were blue"

9. (n) a difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall" "competition was pushing them to the wall"

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