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1. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure.

Synonyms

  • cope
  • pier
  • proscenium
  • divider
  • chimney breast
  • archway
  • panelling
  • room
  • paneling
  • doorway
  • copestone
  • row
  • course
  • pane
  • arch
  • attic
  • capstone
  • sidewall
  • door
  • room access
  • proscenium wall
  • firewall
  • wall panel
  • dado
  • wainscoting
  • wainscot
  • gable wall
  • gable
  • header
  • parapet
  • coping
  • threshold
  • cavity wall
  • edifice
  • bearing wall
  • stretcher
  • partition
  • wainscotting
  • building
  • hallway
  • hall
  • gable end

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • inferior
  • straight line
  • unskilled

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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  • peterpaul
  • luminol
  • forestall
  • vantol
  • vanhall
  • vandall
  • mcphaul
  • mcnall
  • mcfaul
  • mcfall
  • install
  • enthral
  • baseball
  • squall
  • sprawl
  • scrawl
  • sabol
  • recall
  • nepal
  • metall
  • mehall
  • mccaul
  • mccall
  • fairall
  • edsall
  • depaul
  • befall
  • bacall

How do you pronounce wall?

Pronounce wall as wɔl.

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UK - How to pronounce wall in British English

Example sentences of the word wall


1. Noun, singular or mass
Stand with your back against a wall and your feet shoulder-width apart.

2. Determiner
Penicillin inhibits cell wall formation and can destroy the walls, especially in rapidly growing and multiplying bacteria.

Quotes containing the word wall


1. All art is dependent on technology because it's a human endeavour, so even when you're using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that's technology.
- George Lucas

2. So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
- Roald Dahl

3. When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don't address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game's first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game.
- Doug TenNapel

2. wall-paperer

noun. a worker who papers walls.

Synonyms

  • trained worker
  • skilled worker
  • skilled workman

Antonyms

  • civilian

3. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect.

Synonyms

  • footwall
  • hanging wall
  • object

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • get up
  • turn out
  • ease

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure.

Synonyms

  • stratum
  • paries

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • finish
  • head

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes.

Synonyms

  • embankment
  • fraise
  • bailey
  • battlement
  • crenelation
  • merlon
  • bulwark
  • earthwork
  • munition
  • crenellation
  • fortification

Antonyms

  • lumper
  • stand still
  • ebb
  • unnaturally

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden).

Synonyms

  • fencing
  • fence
  • party wall

Antonyms

  • end
  • disassembly
  • attack
  • defend

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] a difficult or awkward situation.

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. wall

verb. ['ˈwɔl'] surround with a wall in order to fortify.

Synonyms

  • protect
  • stockade
  • fence
  • fence in
  • palisade
  • circumvallate

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] a layer of material that encloses space.

Synonyms

  • layer

Antonyms

  • agree
  • approve

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. wall

noun. ['ˈwɔl'] a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain).

Synonyms

  • formation
  • geological formation

Antonyms

  • effortlessness

Etymology

  • wall (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weall (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • walle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • weallian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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