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Etymology

Old English weall, from a West Germanic borrowing of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vallum. Cognate with Dutch wal, German Wall.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wall

Plural
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  1. A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  2. A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
    The town wall was surrounded by a moat.
  3. Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure.
    We're adding another wall in this room during the remodeling.
    The wind blew against the walls of the tent.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
    The cell walls are mostly composed of cellulose.
  5. A temporary impediment to free movement.
    A wall of police officers met the protesters before they reached the capitol steps.
  6. A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera).

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Verb

Infinitive
to wall

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wall (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To enclose with a wall
    He walled the study with books.
  2. (with "in") To enclose by surrounding with walls.
    They had walled in the garden
  3. (with "off") To separate with a wall
    The previous owners had walled off two rooms, making an apartment.
  4. (with "up") To seal with a wall
    They walled up the basement space that had been used as a coal bin.

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