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noun 
  1. A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  2. A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
The town was surrounded by a moat.
  1. Each of the permanent, substantial structures acting as the sides or divisions in a building.
We're adding another in this room during the remodeling.
A of police officers met the protesters before they reached the capitol steps.
  1. (context, anatomy, zoology, botany) A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
  2. (football) Defending players who form a line to block a clear shooting chance from the attacking team's free kick.
verb 
  1. To enclose with a wall
He walled the study with books.
  1. (italbrac, with "in") To enclose by surrounding with walls.
They had walled in the garden
  1. (italbrac, with "off") To separate with a wall
The previous owners had walled off two rooms, making an apartment.
  1. (italbrac, with "up") To seal with a wall
They walled up the basement space that had been used as a coal bin.
Etymology: weall, from a West Germanic borrowing of vallum. Cognate with Dutch wal, German Wall.


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