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wall

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household, Buildings, House
wallwall1 /wɔːl $ wɒːl/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 around an areaDHTBB an upright flat structure made of stone or brick, that divides one area from another or surrounds an areafencestone/brick/concrete wall 🔊 The estate is surrounded by high stone walls.city/garden etc wall 🔊 the ancient city walls 🔊 the Great Wall of China 🔊 We climbed over the wall into the orchard.2 DHHin a building one of the sides of a room or buildingon the wall 🔊 I put some pictures up on the walls. 🔊 Bob leaned against the wall.bedroom/kitchen etc wall 🔊 We decided to paint the bathroom walls blue.3 SIDEbody the side of something hollow, especially within the body 🔊 The walls of the blood vessels had been damaged. 🔊 cell walls4 wall of fire/water etc5 wall of silence/secrecy6 Internet an area on a website such as Facebook where other people can leave messages and comments about you7 up the wall8 off the wall9 go to the wall10 these four walls11 be/come up against a (brick) wall12 be climbing/crawling (up) the walls13 walls have ears14 hit the wall have your back to/against the wall at back2(21), → be (like) banging your head against a brick wall at head1, → like talking to a brick wall at talk1(15), → the writing is on the wall at writing(8), → off-the-wallTHESAURUSwall an upright flat structure made of stone or brick, that divides one area from another or surrounds an areaThe estate is surrounded by high stone walls.a brick wallfence a structure made of wood, metal etc that surrounds a piece of landThe garden was surrounded by an old wooden fence.the chain link fence around the schoolrailings a metal fence that is made of a series of upright barsthe iron railings in front of the houseThe boy was leaning over the railing on the side of the boat.barrier a type of fence or gate that prevents people from moving in a particular directionA guard stood near the barrier.The police had put up barriers to keep the crowd under control.screen a piece of furniture like a thin wall that can be moved around and is used to divide one part of a room from anotherthe screen around his hospital beda Japanese bamboo screena fire screen (=that you put near a fire)partition a thin wall that separates one part of a room from anotherThe room was divided into two by a thin partition.The offices are separated by partitions and you can hear everything that is said in the next office.barricade a line of objects that people have put across a road, to prevent people getting past, especially as part of a protestThe soldiers used tanks to smash through the barricades.
Examples from the Corpus
wallA brick wall surrounds the building.Built in 1537 of brick, it has immense circular mural towers and massive, impregnable walls.But no one can figure out a way to take that wall down without damaging the FleetCenter wall.The joists support all the walls, so the walls of the bathroom had to be torn out.My granda used to pin his favourite tenant's letters to the wall of his cupboard.He spotted another phalanx of flies stuck to the walls.The walls were lined with another fine matting woven in a large diamond design of red and green.We should hang the picture on this wall over here.city/garden etc wallOur escorts, both dressed in blazers and boaters jumped on-board - and promptly steered us straight for a garden wall.Suddenly from every house, from the beached ships, from every garden wall MacIans were leaping out.Enjoy a walk along the city walls and a stroll beside the Dee.The cart went along by the garden wall, and round to the back door.Vaughan eventually found Tyndale in Antwerp and had several talks with him in a meadow outside the city walls.As we passed through the city wall, a great shout went up from the occupants of the car.The garden walls appear to be more archaic than the house.It is a Bedouin band; and next morning there remains not a single living soul within those city walls.bedroom/kitchen etc wallI stopped listening to Jake Rosso's records, and took his pictures off my bedroom wall.I looked at the clock on our kitchen wall.The outside yard was about seven feet in width and bordered by the kitchen wall.The thumping, pulsating music shook the kitchen walls.The kitchen walls literally run with water at times!Unfortunately, you can not gain access to your inner clock as easily as the clock on your kitchen wall.These objects add instant nostalgia when hung on your kitchen wall or placed in a basket on your counter top.
wallwall2 verb 🔊 🔊 wall something ↔ in wall something ↔ off wall somebody/something ↔ up→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionarywallwall /wɔːlwɒːl/ nounFINANCE1go to the wall if a business goes to the wall, it fails, especially because of financial difficultiesOne of the highest-flyers in the computer industry went to the wall a year ago because of trouble handling a large acquisition.2hit a wall if sales, profits etc hit a wall, they reach their highest point before beginning to fallBooming car sales in Germany hit a wall in August, plummeting 40%. see also Chinese wall, party wall
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Verb table
wall
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywall
he, she, itwalls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywalled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave walled
he, she, ithas walled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad walled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wall
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have walled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam walling
he, she, itis walling
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you, we, theyare walling
Past
I, he, she, itwas walling
you, we, theywere walling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been walling
he, she, ithas been walling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been walling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be walling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been walling
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