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Engelsk navneord: wall

1. wall (om genstand) an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe south wall had a small window.
The walls were covered with pictures.


Mindre specifikke termerdivider, partition


Mere specifikke termerattic, bearing wall, cavity wall, chimney breast, firewall, gable, gable end, gable wall, parapet, proscenium, proscenium wall, sidewall, wainscoting, wainscotting


Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerHadrian's Wall, Wailing Wall


Omfatter disse specifikke termerarch, archway, capstone, cope, copestone, coping, coping stone, course, dado, door, doorway, header, pane, paneling, panelling, pier, room access, row, stretcher, threshold, wainscot, wall panel


Omfatter disse overordnede termerbuilding, edifice, hall, hallway, room

2. wall (om ting) anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA wall of water.
A wall of smoke.
A wall of prejudice.
Negotiations ran into a brick wall.


Mindre specifikke termerobject, physical object


Mere specifikke termerfootwall, hanging wall

3. wall (i anatomi) (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningStomach walls.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)paries


Mindre specifikke termerstratum


Mere specifikke termerabdominal wall


Overordnet emneområdeanatomy, general anatomy

4. wall (om tilstand) a difficult or awkward situation


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis back was to the wall.
Competition was pushing them to the wall.


Mindre specifikke termerdifficulty

5. wall (om ting) a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)


Mindre specifikke termerformation, geological formation


Omfatter disse overordnede termercave

6. wall (om genstand) a layer of material that encloses space


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe walls of the cylinder were perforated.
The container's walls were blue.


Mindre specifikke termerbed, layer

7. wall (om genstand) a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe wall followed the road.
He ducked behind the garden wall and waited.


Mindre specifikke termerfence, fencing


Mere specifikke termerparty wall, retaining wall

8. wall (om genstand) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey stormed the ramparts of the city.
They blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bulwark, rampart


Mindre specifikke termerembankment


Mere specifikke termerbailey, battlement, crenelation, crenellation, earthwork, fraise, merlon


Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerAntonine Wall, Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of China


Omfatter disse overordnede termerfortification, munition


Engelsk udsagnsord: wall

1. wall (om konkurrence) surround with a wall in order to fortify


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)fence, fence in, palisade, surround


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerprotect


Mere specifikke termercircumvallate, stockade









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