Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wall

8 senses of wall

Sense 1
wall -- (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")
       => partition, divider -- (a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another))

Sense 2
wall -- (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")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 3
wall, paries -- ((anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls")
       => stratum -- (one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock))

Sense 4
wall -- (a difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Sense 5
wall -- (a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain))
       => geological formation, formation -- ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Sense 6
wall -- (a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue")
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")

Sense 7
wall -- (a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited")
       => fence, fencing -- (a barrier that serves to enclose an area)

Sense 8
rampart, bulwark, wall -- (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")
       => embankment -- (a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wall

1 sense of wall

Sense 1
wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround -- (surround with a wall in order to fortify)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")
          Phrasal Verb-> wall in#1; wall up#1

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