English noun: wall
|1.||wall (artifact) an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure|
|Samples||The south wall had a small window.|
The walls were covered with pictures.
|Broader (hypernym)||divider, partition|
|Narrower (hyponym)||attic, bearing wall, cavity wall, chimney breast, firewall, gable, gable end, gable wall, parapet, proscenium, proscenium wall, sidewall, wainscoting, wainscotting|
|Instance hyponym||Hadrian's Wall, Wailing Wall|
|Part holonym||arch, archway, capstone, cope, copestone, coping, coping stone, course, dado, door, doorway, header, pane, paneling, panelling, pier, room access, row, stretcher, threshold, wainscot, wall panel|
|Part meronym||building, edifice, hall, hallway, room|
|2.||wall (object) anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect|
|Samples||A wall of water.|
A wall of smoke.
A wall of prejudice.
Negotiations ran into a brick wall.
|Broader (hypernym)||object, physical object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||footwall, hanging wall|
|3.||wall (body) (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abdominal wall|
|Domain category||anatomy, general anatomy|
|4.||wall (state) a difficult or awkward situation|
|Samples||His back was to the wall.|
Competition was pushing them to the wall.
|5.||wall (object) a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)|
|Broader (hypernym)||formation, geological formation|
|6.||wall (artifact) a layer of material that encloses space|
|Samples||The walls of the cylinder were perforated.|
The container's walls were blue.
|Broader (hypernym)||bed, layer|
|7.||wall (artifact) a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)|
|Samples||The wall followed the road.|
He ducked behind the garden wall and waited.
|Broader (hypernym)||fence, fencing|
|Narrower (hyponym)||party wall, retaining wall|
|8.||wall (artifact) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes|
|Samples||They stormed the ramparts of the city.|
They blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down.
|Narrower (hyponym)||bailey, battlement, crenelation, crenellation, earthwork, fraise, merlon|
|Instance hyponym||Antonine Wall, Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of China|
|Part meronym||fortification, munition|
English verb: wall
|1.||wall (competition) surround with a wall in order to fortify|
|Synonyms||fence, fence in, palisade, surround|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||circumvallate, stockade|