Meaning of WALL in English
[noun] [C] - a vertical structure, often made of stone or brick, that divides or encloses somethingThe walls in this apartment are so thin you can hear just about every word the neighbours say.The walls look a bit bare - can't we put some pictures up?We had to climb over a ten-foot wall.There's a wall around the old part of the town.The Berlin Wall came down in 1989.I bought a couple of beautiful wall hangings for the living room.In the body a wall is any outer part of a hollow structure.the wall of the womb/stomachan artery wallA wall of people or things can also be a mass of them formed in such a way that you cannot get through or past them.The demonstrators formed a solid wall to stop the police from getting past them.I had to make my way through a wall of men to get to the bar!(figurative) A wall of silence surrounded the Defence Ministry prior to the attack (= they refused to say anything).It's a typically suburban house with a three-piece suite and wall-to-wall carpets (= ones which cover the whole floor). If a company goes to the wall it is destroyed financially.After nine months of massive losses the company finally went to the wall.Something which is off the wall is surprising and unusual.an off-the-wall jokeoff-the-wall leisure pursuits.Up the wall means extremely angry.My flat-mate is driving me up the wall at the moment."What did David say about your bumping his car?" "He went up the wall!"Something might also be described as wall-to-wall if it is continuous or if it is happening everywhere around you.I went away to college thinking it would be wall-to-wall parties and all the freedom I wanted.Not all our viewers are happy with the wall-to-wall coverage of this world-famous tennis tournament.Wall Street is a street in New York which represents the financial centre of the US.On Wall Street today the Dow Jones rose ten points following good economic figures.(saying) 'Walls have ears' means it is not safe to speak now because other people might be listening.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012