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wall

 (wôl)
n.
1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
2. often walls A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
3. A structure of stonework, concrete, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
4.
a. Something resembling a wall in appearance, function, or construction, as the exterior surface of a body organ or part: the abdominal wall.
b. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength: a wall of silence; a wall of fog.
c. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin: driven to the wall by poverty.
5. Sports The vertical surface of an ocean wave in surfing.
tr.v. walled, wall·ing, walls
1. To enclose, surround, or fortify with or as if with a wall: wall up an old window. See Synonyms at enclose.
2. To divide or separate with or as if with a wall. Often used with off: wall off half a room.
3. To confine or seal behind a wall; immure: "I determined to wall [the body] up in the cellar" (Edgar Allan Poe).
4. To block or close (an opening or passage, for example) with or as if with a wall.
Idioms:
off the wall Slang
1. Extremely unconventional.
2. Without foundation; ridiculous: an accusation that is really off the wall.
up the wall Slang
Into a state of extreme frustration, anger, or distress: tensions that are driving me up the wall.
writing/handwriting on the wall
An ominous indication of the course of future events: saw the writing on the wall and fled the country.

[Middle English, from Old English weall, from Latin vallum, palisade, from vallus, stake. Idiom, in reference to an incident in the Bible (Daniel 5) in which a hand writes mysterious words on the wall of Belshazzar's banquet hall and the prophet Daniel interprets them as predicting the king's downfall.]

wall′less adj.

walled

(wɔld)

adj.
1. having walls (often used in combination): a high-walled prison.
2. enclosed or fortified with a wall: a walled city.
Translations
مُحاط بِسور
fallal körülvett
víggirtur, sem er meî varnarmúr
etrafı duvarla çevrili

walled

[wɔːld] ADJ [city] → amurallado; [garden] → tapiado

walled

[ˈwɔːld] adj [city] → fortifié(e); [garden] → enclos(e)

walled

adjvon Mauern umgeben

walled

[wɔːld] adj (city) → fortificato/a; (house, garden) → cinto/a da mura

wall

(woːl) noun
1. something built of stone, brick, plaster, wood etc and used to separate off or enclose something. There's a wall at the bottom of the garden: The Great Wall of China; a garden wall.
2. any of the sides of a building or room. One wall of the room is yellow – the rest are white.
verb
(often with in) to enclose (something) with a wall. We've walled in the playground to prevent the children getting out.
walled adjective
a walled city.
-walled
having (a certain type or number of) wall(s). a high-walled garden.
ˈwallpaper noun
paper used to decorate interior walls of houses etc. My wife wants to put wallpaper on the walls but I would rather paint them.
verb
to put such paper on. I have wallpapered the front room.
ˌwall-to-ˈwall adjective
(of a carpet etc) covering the entire floor of a room etc.
have one's back to the wall
to be in a desperate situation. The army in the south have their backs to the wall, and are fighting a losing battle.
up the wall
crazy. This business is sending/driving me up the wall!
References in classic literature ?
The spoor lay directly along the trail for another half-mile when the way suddenly debouched from the forest into open land and there broke upon the astonished view of the ape-man the domes and minarets of a walled city.
I determined to wall it up in the cellar - as the monks of the middle ages are recorded to have walled up their victims.
The walls included were the Barracks on Angel Island, the Belfast Peace Line, the Dikes in the Netherlands, Divali Festival Wall Paintings, the Dog Wall in Tokyo, the Hadrian's Wall, the Holocaust Memorial Wall, the Maya Murals, the Ndebele Wall Designs, the Pablo Neruda's Fence, the Philadelphia Murals, the Tibetan Prayer Wheels, the Walled City of Fez, and the War Po Temple.