Associations to the word «Wall»


WALL, noun. A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
WALL, noun. A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
WALL, noun. Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure.
WALL, noun. A point of desperation.
WALL, noun. A point of defeat or extinction.
WALL, noun. An impediment to free movement.
WALL, noun. A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera).
WALL, noun. (often in combination) A barrier.
WALL, noun. A barrier to vision.
WALL, noun. Something with the apparent solidity and dimensions of a building wall.
WALL, noun. (anatomy) (zoology) (botany) A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
WALL, noun. (auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a chandelier.
WALL, noun. (soccer) A line of defenders set up between an opposing free-kick taker and the goal.
WALL, noun. (Internet) A personal notice board listing messages of interest to a particular user.
WALL, verb. To enclose with a wall
WALL, verb. (with "in") To enclose by surrounding with walls.
WALL, verb. (with "off") To separate with a wall
WALL, verb. (with "up") To seal with a wall
WALL, verb. To boil.
WALL, verb. To well, as water; spring.
WALL, noun. (chiefly dialectal) A spring of water.
WALL, noun. (nautical) A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot or wale.
WALL, proper noun. A surname​.
WALL, proper noun. (astronomy) A Chinese constellation located near Pegasus and Andromeda, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle.
WALL BARS, noun. A type of exercise equipment used for gymnastics exercises as well as rehabilitation.
WALL BROWN, noun. An orange and brown butterfly, Lasiommata megera, of the family Nymphalidae.
WALL BROWNS, noun. Plural of wall brown
WALL CHASER, noun. A specialised hand-held power tool used for cutting narrow grooves in walls, for instance when laying electrical cable.
WALL CLOCK, noun. A clock mounted on a wall.
WALL CLOCKS, noun. Plural of wall clock
WALL CRAWLER, noun. Something which adheres to and crawls upon vertical surfaces
WALL ENERGY, noun. (physics) The energy per unit area of the boundary between adjoining ferromagnetic domains in a solid
WALL GAME, noun. A game similar to association football and rugby union that originated from and is still played at Eton College.
WALL HANGING, noun. A wall decoration, often a scroll or a tapestry.
WALL HANGINGS, noun. Plural of wall hanging
WALL HUMPING, noun. Gyrating the hips towards a wall in a sexual fashion.
WALL HUMPING, noun. (video games) (The act of a character) moving repeatedly against a wall, as if humping it, either intentionally or due to a glitch.
WALL IN, verb. To enclose by surrounding with walls.
WALL JUMP, noun. (video games) A move in which a character jumps into a wall or similar barrier and executes a further jump by pushing away from it in the opposite direction.
WALL JUMPS, noun. Plural of wall jump
WALL KICK, noun. (video games) A sideways movement that results from a rotation of a piece that is touching the left or right walls in certain versions of the video game Tetris.
WALL KICKS, noun. Plural of wall kick
WALL KNOT, noun. A knot made by unlaying the strands of a rope, and making a bight with the first strand, then passing the second over the end of the first, and the third over the end of the second and through the bight of the first.
WALL LIZARD, noun. A small, thin species of lizard found in Europe and North America, Podarcis muralis.
WALL LIZARD, noun. Any lizards of the genus Podarcis.
WALL OF DEATH, noun. A motordrome.
WALL OF SILENCE, noun. (idiomatic) Strict secretiveness maintained by the members of a group with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable actions by members of the group.
WALL OF SOUND, noun. A popular music production technique, developed in the 1960s, in which a number of musicians perform the same instruments/parts in unison and the resulting sound is re-recorded in an echo chamber.
WALL OF TEXT, noun. (chiefly Internet slang) An intimidatingly large block of writing, particularly one with few or no paragraph breaks.
WALL OFF, verb. To separate with a wall.
WALL PLATE, noun. A piece of timber laid horizontally in or on a wall as a support for a girder, rafter, or joist.
WALL PLUG, noun. (UK) A fixing that allows screws to be fitted into masonry walls, a dowel or screw anchor.
WALL PLUG, noun. (US) An electric socket.
WALL PLUGS, noun. Plural of wall plug
WALL RAILING, noun. A hand railing attached to a wall
WALL RIDE, noun. (skateboarding) (snowboard) (BMX) A trick where the rider makes the bottom of the board touch the side of a wall.
WALL RIDES, noun. Plural of wall ride
WALL SOCKET, noun. A mains electricity power point mounted in or on a wall inside a dwelling or other building.
WALL SOCKET, noun. Any outlet or recess in a wall.
WALL SOCKETS, noun. Plural of wall socket
WALL STREET, proper noun. (idiomatic): American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole, or by extension, big-business interests.
WALL UNIT, noun. A set of furniture pieces (bookshelves, cabinet etc.) standing against the wall of a room.
WALL UP, verb. To seal with a wall
WALL WART, noun. (informal) (humorous) a power supply which plugs directly to the mains socket, without an intervening cord, and via a cord connects to power the device it is used for
WALL WARTS, noun. Plural of wall wart

Dictionary definition

WALL, noun. An architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures".
WALL, noun. Anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water"; "a wall of smoke"; "a wall of prejudice"; "negotiations ran into a brick wall".
WALL, noun. (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls".
WALL, noun. A difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall".
WALL, noun. A vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain).
WALL, noun. A layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue".
WALL, noun. A masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited".
WALL, noun. An embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down".
WALL, verb. Surround with a wall in order to fortify.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley