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Definition of the noun to wall

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Specialised definition of the noun to wall

Glossary of sports / alpinism

a very steep smooth rockface (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / equestrian

an obstacle used in show-jumping consisting of wooden boxes stacked upon each other (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

a high jump that looks like a brick or stone wall (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a jump that simulates a solid stone or brick wall

Glossary of sports / handball

a chain of players standing directly next to each other, which is built to partly block the goal during free kicks (free throws). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / soccer

a chain of players standing directly next to each other, which is built to partly block the goal during free kicks (free throws). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

a line of 2 to 6 defending players pressed together shoulder-to-shoulder to protect their goal against a close free kick; creates a more difficult shot by reducing the amount of open goal area the kicker has to shot at

Definition of the verb to wall

What does to wall mean as a doing phrase?

verb - inflections: walled | walling | walls

  1. surround with a wall in order to fortify
    • examples: The car crashed into the wall. | You never listen. I might as well talk to the wall. | The ball bounced over the wall. | We were driven to the wall. | The paint is peeling off the weather-beaten wall. | I know a hole in the wall that's really cheap. | We have our backs to the wall. | The posters were immediately removed from the wall. | It was in 1989 that the Berlin Wall was taken down. | Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the King's horses and all the King's men; Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of wall: fence / fence in / palisade / surround
    • more generic word: protect = shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    • more specific words:
      • stockade = surround with a stockade in order to fortify
      • circumvallate = surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

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Google previewVirtue and the Moral Life (2014)

Theological and Philosophical Perspectives by William Werpehowski, Kathryn Getek Soltis

” The major drawback, according to Wall is that when “taken to extremes,” the ...

Google previewChronicles of the First Crusade (2011)

by Christopher Tyerman

Its width from wall to wall is that of four bowshots.

Google previewInternal Combustion Processes of Liquid Rocket Engines (2016)

Modeling and Numerical Simulations by Zhen-Guo Wang

from combustion chamber to wall is an important bifurcation parameter.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

an omission: squared timber:a tiebeam ofahouse, stretchingfromwall to wall,esp. when laid soasto form a loft,'the balks:' (obs.)thebeamofa balance:the rope bywhichfishingnets arefastened together:ahindrance or disappointment.—v.t. to ...

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

The masonry construction, small window to wall ratio, round arched openings and arcading, and tower are typical of the style. In addition, this building exhibits particularly fine and extensive decorative brickwork. The interior plan is symmetrical ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning ... To which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar ... The Second Edition ... Enlarged (1790)

by Thomas SHERIDAN (M.A., Teacher of Elocution.)

To WAlL, wI'l. v. a. To moan, to lament, to bewail.

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mirror mirror on the wall
tell me something i don't know
mirror mirror on the wall
give me some response at all
mirror mirror on the wall
give me something i can't hide
mirror mirror on the wall
show me something fair inside (Anon E Mouse)
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