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Wall

Wall appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Real rock wall, real rock wall, real rock wall
  • Bobby Bippy bought a bat.
    Bobby Bippy bought a ball.
    With his bat Bob banged the ball
    Banged it bump against the wall
    But so boldly Bobby banged it
    That he burst his rubber ball
    "Boo!" cried Bobby
    Bad luck ball
    Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball
    Now to drown his many troubles
    Bobby Bippy's blowing bubbles.
    (from mid-Willamette Valley theater)
  • V: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
    [carves V into poster on wall]
    V: The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
    [giggles]
    V: Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
    (from the screenplay of the movie "V for Vendetta", at the beginning, when V meets Evie for the first time)

Wall appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • A man, a plan, a caret, a ban, a myriad, a sum, a lac, a liar, a hoop, a pint, a catalpa, a gas, an oil, a bird, a yell, a vat, a caw, a pax, a wag, a tax, a nay, a ram, a cap, a yam, a gay, a tsar, a wall, a car, a luger, a ward, a bin, a woman, a vassal, a wolf, a tuna, a nit, a pall, a fret, a watt, a bay, a daub, a tan, a cab, a datum, a gall, a hat, a fag, a zap, a say, a jaw, a lay, a wet, a gallop, a tug, a trot, a trap, a tram, a torr, a caper, a top, a tonk, a toll, a ball, a fair, a sax, a minim, a tenor, a bass, a passer, a capital, a rut, an amen, a ted, a cabal, a tang, a sun, an ass, a maw, a sag, a jam, a dam, a sub, a salt, an axon, a sail, an ad, a wadi, a radian, a room, a rood, a rip, a tad, a pariah, a revel, a reel, a reed, a pool, a plug, a pin, a peek, a parabola, a dog, a pat, a cud, a nu, a fan, a pal, a rum, a nod, an eta, a lag, an eel, a batik, a mug, a mot, a nap, a maxim, a mood, a leek, a grub, a gob, a gel, a drab, a citadel, a total, a cedar, a tap, a gag, a rat, a manor, a bar, a gal, a cola, a pap, a yaw, a tab, a raj, a gab, a nag, a pagan, a bag, a jar, a bat, a way, a papa, a local, a gar, a baron, a mat, a rag, a gap, a tar, a decal, a tot, a led, a tic, a bard, a leg, a bog, a burg, a keel, a doom, a mix, a map, an atom, a gum, a kit, a baleen, a gala, a ten, a don, a mural, a pan, a faun, a ducat, a pagoda, a lob, a rap, a keep, a nip, a gulp, a loop, a deer, a leer, a lever, a hair, a pad, a tapir, a door, a moor, an aid, a raid, a wad, an alias, an ox, an atlas, a bus, a madam, a jag, a saw, a mass, an anus, a gnat, a lab, a cadet, an em, a natural, a tip, a caress, a pass, a baronet, a minimax, a sari, a fall, a ballot, a knot, a pot, a rep, a carrot, a mart, a part, a tort, a gut, a poll, a gateway, a law, a jay, a sap, a zag, a fat, a hall, a gamut, a dab, a can, a tabu, a day, a batt, a waterfall, a patina, a nut, a flow, a lass, a van, a mow, a nib, a draw, a regular, a call, a war, a stay, a gam, a yap, a cam, a ray, an ax, a tag, a wax, a paw, a cat, a valley, a drib, a lion, a saga, a plat, a catnip, a pooh, a rail, a calamus, a dairyman, a bater, a canal - Panama!
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Usage statistics for the noun wall:

spoken English34.88%written English65.12% conversational speech69.34%task-oriented speech30.66% imaginative writing74.02%informational writing25.98%
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Wall is sometimes a misspelling of well.

The word wall is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun wall

What does wall mean as a name of something?

Wall is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: walls

  1. an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • examples: the south wall had a small window | the walls were covered with pictures
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: divider / partition = a vertical structure that divides or separates
    • more specific terms:
      • attic = a low wall at the top of the entablature
      • bearing wall = any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
      • cavity wall = a wall formed of two thicknesses of masonry with a space between them
      • chimney breast = walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base
      • firewall = a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
      • gable wall / gable end / gable = the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
      • parapet = a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
      • proscenium wall / proscenium = the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
      • sidewall = a wall that forms the side of a structure
      • wainscotting / wainscoting = a wainscoted wall
    • instances:
      • Wailing Wall = a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation
      • Hadrian's Wall = an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century
    • part of: building / edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; hall / hallway = an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; room = an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • parts:
  2. anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • examples: a wall of water | a wall of smoke | a wall of prejudice | negotiations ran into a brick wall
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
    • more specific terms:
  3. (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
  4. a difficult or awkward situation
    • examples: his back was to the wall | competition was pushing them to the wall
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: difficulty = a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
  5. a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: formation / geological formation = the geological features of the earth
    • part of: cave = a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  6. a layer of material that encloses space
    • examples: the walls of the cylinder were perforated | the container's walls were blue
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: bed / layer = single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
  7. a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)
    • examples: the wall followed the road | he ducked behind the garden wall and waited
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: fence / fencing = a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    • more specific terms:
      • party wall = a wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners
      • retaining wall = a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure
  8. an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    • example: they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of wall: bulwark / rampart
    • more generic word: embankment = a long artificial mound of stone or earth
    • more specific words:
      • bailey = the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
      • crenellation / crenelation / battlement = a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
      • earthwork = an earthen rampart
      • fraise = sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
      • merlon = a solid section between two crenels in a crenelated battlement
    • instances:
    • part of: fortification / munition = defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it

Alternative definition of the noun wall

noun

  1. [chiefly dialectal] A spring of water.
  2. A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  3. A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
  4. Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure.
  5. [context: anatomy, zoology, botany] A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
  6. A temporary impediment to free movement.
  7. A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera).
  8. [context: auction] A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a chandelier.
  9. [soccer] A line of defenders set up between an opposing free-kick taker and the goal.

Specialised definition of the noun 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 wall

What does wall mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: walled | walling | walls

  1. surround with a wall in order to fortify
    • 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

Places

  1. Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 766 at the 2010 census.
  2. Wall is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 580 at the 2010 census.
  3. Wall is an unincorporated community in Tom Green County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 200 in 2000. The community is part of the San Angelo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There are other places with in their name, like East Wall, Iron Wall, The Wall?, Wall Drug, Wall Lake, Wall Nook, Wall rock, Byker Wall, Ebony Wall, Stone wall, Wall Heath, Arno's Wall, Berlin Wall, Garden Wall, garden-wall, Lennon Wall, Living wall, London Wall, Wall Street.

Phrases with Wall

Phrases starting with the word Wall:

  1. wall in
  2. wall up
  3. wall off
  4. wall rue
  5. wall st.
  6. wall fern
  7. Wall Iris
  8. Wall Jump
  9. Wall Kick
  10. wall plug
  11. Wall Ride

Phrases ending with the word Wall:

  1. to wall
  2. dry wall
  3. dry-wall
  4. Hot Wall
  5. Back Wall
  6. blue wall
  7. cell wall
  8. Cell-Wall
  9. Side Wall

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wall

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Google previewPractical Masonry, Bricklaying, and Plastering, both plain and ornamental ... Illustrated by numerous artists, etc. By P. Nicholson (1850)

A straight wall is that in which the two edges of its plan (supposed to be horizontal) is a straight line; and a curved wall is that...

A plane wall is a straight wall, in which the sides of the vertical section are straight lines, either perpendicular to the ...

Google previewPractical Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering, Both Plain and Ornamental (1838)

Containing a New and Complete System of Lines for Stone-cutting. For the Use of Workmen by Peter Nicholson

A straight wall is that in which the two edges of its plan (supposed to be horizontal) is a straight line ; and a curved wall is that...

A plane wall is a straight wall, in which the sides of the vertical section are straight lines, either perpendicular to the ...

Google previewThe History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (1799)

Containing the Antient and Present State of It, Civil and Ecclesiastical by Edward Hasted

Against the north wall is a tomb, with an arch and recess over it; against the back have been two figures, with inscriptions, and two shields of brass, now gone 5 on the fide of the tomb are two shields carved in stone, one Pympe, the other Scott.

Google previewLiving a Feminist Life (2017)

by Sara Ahmed

A wall is what you come up against. It is a physical contact;

A wall is an effect of coming up against. The likeness is the effect.

A wall is a defense system: if a blockage is unblocked here, it can reappear elsewhere. Being an institutional ...

Google previewInterurban (1964)

A Play in Three Acts by Carl Allensworth, Dorothy Allensworth

Setting out into the room from the left wall is a small sofa. Along the right wall is a large ornate sideboard. "Below it is a wall telephone. Above it are a Victrola and a small table. Over the sideboard is a print of a still life featuring fruit. 'Near the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena (2007)

by J Gordon Melton

Also known simply as the Western Wall, the Wailing Wall is a ruin of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Roman Empire . In modern times it has become an important pilgrimage site, as well as a point.

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Wall Its significance is diverse, depending upon which of its different characteristics is taken as fundamental. In the Egyptian system of hieroglyphs, the wall is a determinative sign conveying the idea of 'rising above the common level'; (19); ...

Google previewThe Atlantis Encyclopedia (2005)

by Frank Joseph

Wall. Located immediately south of Lake Taupo, on New Zealand's North Island, the stone structure is more probably a step pyramid or terraced, ceremonial platform of the kind found throughout ancient Polynesia, although among the very ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2013)

by Richard C. Russell, Domenico Otranto, Richard L. Wall

Wall...

Google previewA poetical dictionary (1808)

or, Popular terms illustrated in rhyme; with explanatory remarks. For the use of society in general, and politicians in particular. Part first by David Hitchcock

Will keep us more safe than a Tartarian wall : (4) (4) Will keep us more safe than a Tartarian ...

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Usage statistics about wall

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun wall:

spoken English34.88%written English65.12% conversational speech69.34%task-oriented speech30.66% imaginative writing74.02%informational writing25.98%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun wall:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb wall:

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Quotes about Wall

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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Scrabble value of W4A1L1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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