Meaning of WALL in English


I. noun see: wale Date: before 12th century 1. a high thick masonry structure forming a long rampart or an enclosure chiefly for defense, a masonry fence around a garden, park, or estate, a structure that serves to hold back pressure (as of water or sliding earth), one of the sides of a room or building connecting floor and ceiling or foundation and roof, the side of a footpath next to buildings, an extreme or desperate position or a state of defeat, failure, or ruin , a material layer enclosing space , something resembling a ~ (as in appearance, function, or effect), ~-like adjective II. transitive verb Date: 13th century 1. to provide, cover with, or surround with or as if with a ~ , to separate by or as if by a ~ , 2. immure , to close (an opening) with or as if with a ~, III. verb Etymology: Middle English (Scots) wawlen, probably from Middle English wawil- (in wawil-eghed ~eyed) Date: 15th century intransitive verb to roll in a dramatic manner, transitive verb to roll (one's eyes) in a dramatic manner

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