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wall

wall

 
 
pronunciation:
wawl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a structure that forms the side of a building or divides or shuts off a space.
He hung the picture on a wall in his room.
 
similar words:
barrier, enclosure, fence, partition
definition 2: something like a wall that divides, blocks, or shuts in.
Plant cells often have thick walls.
similar words:
barrier, cover, covering, curtain, fence, membrane, partition, screen, sheet
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: walled, walling, walls
definition 1: to divide, surround, or separate with or as if with a wall (often followed by "in" or "off").
I walled in part of the living room to make a closet.
synonyms:
divide, separate, surround
similar words:
fence, partition
definition 2: to close with a wall or a structure like a wall.
We walled up the windows so that no one could look inside the old house.
synonyms:
block, close, stop
similar words:
cover, plug
derivation: wall-like (adj.)
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