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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
wall (noun)
1.
a) a high thick masonry structure forming a long rampart or an enclosure chiefly for defense - often used in plural
b) a masonry fence around a garden, park, or estate
c) a structure that serves to hold back pressure (as of water or sliding earth)
2.
one of the sides of a room or building connecting floor and ceiling or foundation and roof
3.
the side of a footpath next to buildings
4.
an extreme or desperate position or a state of defeat, failure, or ruin - the surrounded troops had their backs against the wall
5.
a material layer enclosing space - the wall of a container heart walls
6.
something resembling a wall (as in appearance, function, or effect) , especially something that acts as a barrier or defense - a wall of reserve tariff wall
wall (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to provide, cover with, or surround with or as if with a wall - wall in the garden
b) to separate by or as if by a wall - walled off half the house
2.
a) - immure walled the monster up within the tomb E. A. Poe
b) to close (an opening) with or as if with a wall
wall (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
of the eyes to roll in a dramatic manner to roll (one's eyes) in a dramatic manner
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
wall (noun)
1.
a physical object that blocks the way
SYNONIMS:
barricade, fence, hedge, wall
RELATED WORDS:
bar, pale, paling; block, chain, clog, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, encumbrance, handicap, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, obstacle, obstruction, roadblock, stop, stumbling block, trammel; fetter, hobble, manacle, shackle(s); constraint, curb, restraint, snag; buffer, bulwark, bumper, cushion, dam, fender, pad, rampart
NEAR ANTONYMS:
door, doorway, entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, gate, portal; break, gap, pass
wall (noun)
2.
means or method of defending
SYNONIMS:
aegis ( egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, ward
RELATED WORDS:
arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, stronghold
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aggression, assault, attack, offense ( offence), offensive
wall (verb)
to close or shut in by or as if by barriers
SYNONIMS:
box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, envelop, fence (in), hedge, hem (in), house, immure, include, mew (up), pen, wall (in)
RELATED WORDS:
bound, circumscribe, confine, contain, limit, restrict; encircle, encompass, enfold, enframe, enlace, frame, ring, surround; armor, cocoon, encapsulate, encapsule, encyst, ensheathe, ensphere, enwomb
wall (verb)
to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point
SYNONIMS:
bar, barricade, blockade, block (off), guard, wall (off)
RELATED WORDS:
curtain (off), screen (off); dike, fence, gate, hedge; bolt, lock; obstruct
NEAR ANTONYMS:
reopen, unblock, unbolt
open, unbar
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