[ wawl ]
/ wɔl /



verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. walkway,
  2. walky-talky,
  3. walkyrie,
  4. walküre,
  5. walküre, die,
  6. wall bars,
  7. wall box,
  8. wall brown,
  9. wall creeper,
  10. wall fern


Origin of wall

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English w(e)all < Latin vallum palisade, derivative of vallus stake, post; see wale1; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun

Related formswall-less, adjectivewall-like, adjectiveun·wall, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for wall-like


/ (wɔːl) /


verb (tr)

Derived Formswalled, adjectivewall-less, adjectivewall-like, adjective

Word Origin for wall

Old English weall, from Latin vallum palisade, from vallus stake

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Word Origin and History for wall-like
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Medicine definitions for wall-like


[ wôl ]


An investing part enclosing a cavity, chamber, or other anatomical unit.

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Idioms and Phrases with wall-like


In addition to the idioms beginning with wall

  • walls have ears, the

also see:

  • back to the wall
  • beat one's head against the wall
  • between you and me and the lamppost (four walls)
  • climb the walls
  • drive someone crazy (up the wall)
  • fly on the wall
  • go to the wall
  • handwriting on the wall
  • hole in the wall
  • off the wall
  • run into a stone wall
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