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  • n  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
  • n  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
  • n  (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
    stomach walls
  • n  a difficult or awkward situation
    his back was to the wall
    competition was pushing them to the wall
  • n  a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
  • n  a layer of material that encloses space
    the walls of the cylinder were perforated
    the container's walls were blue
  • n  a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)
    the wall followed the road
    he ducked behind the garden wall and waited
  • n  an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down
  • v  surround with a wall in order to fortify

  • Farewell to free expressionSince late last year, "democracy wall," along Peking's broad Chang An Avenue, represented a unique and hopeful experiment in.
  • The west wall of Hong Kong's City Hall is the kind of canvas graffiti artists long for.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Globe and Mail
    Mr. Obama said the US public, having watched Wall Street deal makers "motivated only by the appetite for quick kills and bloated bonuses," is in no mood for more bailouts. "Those on Wall Street cannot resume taking risks without regard for...
  • Lance Armstrong in Wall Street Journal
    The statement also said: "Today's Wall Street Journal article is full of false accusations and more of the same old news from Floyd Landis, a person with zero credibility and an established pattern of recanting tomorrow what he swears to today."
  • Osama bin Laden in News24
    Our duty is to foil these dangerous schemes, which try to prevent the establishment of an Islamic state in Iraq, which would be a wall of resistance against American schemes to divide Iraq,Bin Laden said.

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