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