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Wall meaning

wall - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.
  3. 3. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room.
  4. 4. A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
  5. 5. An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam- engine cylinder.
  6. 6. The side of a level or drift.
  7. 7. The country rock bounding a vein laterally.
  8. 8. To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.
  9. 9. To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.
  10. 10. To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.
  11. 11. Fence of brick or stone: side of a building.
  12. 12. To inclose with, or as with, a wall; fortify.

wall - examples of usage

  1. Leaning against the wall of the opposite house was Tom; he came towards her. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. The men of the hills would be up there behind the wall of fire or working along down beside it. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. The man ran back behind the wall of fire to where he had started and began to run another line of fire in the other direction. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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