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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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