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wall (>Vietnamese)

n

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: 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" [syn: rampart, bulwark]

3: 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"

4: a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"

5: (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls" [syn: paries]

6: a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)

7: a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue"

8: a difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall"

v : surround with a wall in order to fortify [syn: palisade, fence, fence in, surround]

Adjacent words: walkover | walk-through | walk-to | walk-up | walk-up apartment | walkway | walky-talky | wall | wall barley | wall clock | wall creeper | wall fern | wall germander | wall hanging | wall in | wall of silence

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