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1. firewall

noun. ['ˈfaɪrwɑːl'] (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust.

Synonyms

  • driving force
  • drive

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • walk
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wall (English)
  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Firewall

  • agarwal
  • caterwaul

How do you pronounce firewall?

Pronounce firewall as ˈfaɪrwɑl.

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Sentences with firewall


1. Noun, singular or mass
ZoneAlarm is a free firewall that many people use.

2. Adjective
Disable router firewalls by logging in to the administration interface of your router and looking for a firewall section.

2. firewall

noun. ['ˈfaɪrwɑːl'] a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle.

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wall (English)
  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. firewall

noun. ['ˈfaɪrwɑːl'] (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet.

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wall (English)
  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
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