Synonyms for wall

Grammar : Noun
Spell : wawl
Phonetic Transcription : wɔl

Top 10 synonyms for wall Other synonyms for the word wall

Définition of wall

Origin :
  • Old English weall "rampart" (natural as well as man-made), also "defensive fortification around a city, side of a building, interior partition," an Anglo-Frisian and Saxon borrowing (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wal) from Latin vallum "wall, rampart, row or line of stakes," apparently a collective form of vallus "stake." Swedish vall, Danish val are from Low German.
  • In this case, English uses one word where many languages have two, e.g. German Mauer "outer wall of a town, fortress, etc.," used also in reference to the former Berlin Wall, and wand "partition wall within a building" (cf. the distinction, not always rigorously kept, in Italian muro/parete, Irish mur/fraig, Lithuanian muras/siena, etc.).
  • Phrase up the wall "angry, crazy" is from 1951; off the wall "unorthodox, unconventional" is recorded from 1966, American English student slang. Wall-to-wall (adj.) recorded 1953, of carpeting; metaphoric use (usually disparaging) is from 1967.
  • noun obstruction, divider
Example sentences :
  • Percival, with his new air of Wall Street operator, was inclined to hesitate.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It's lucky the captain knows nothing of my Wall Street speculations.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • We'll put it across that corner, and have the couch against that wall.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • Take my bridle off the wall, you, Jeff, and throw it at my feet.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • But much as he yearned to do so, he dared not search the wall.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • On the wall opposite the house the name of "Gladstone" is carved.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • And working men may keep the wall, and jostle prince and peer.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The great mace used by his ecclesiastical ancestor he unhooked from the wall.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Dick glowered sullenly at the wall and tugged his great moustache.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • You got your gun on Lanning—off the wall—before he had you covered?
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for wall

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