- A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
- A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
- The town was surrounded by a moat.
- 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.
- (context, anatomy, zoology, botany) A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
- (football) Defending players who form a line to block a clear shooting chance from the attacking team's free kick.
- To enclose with a wall
Etymology: weall, from a West Germanic borrowing of vallum. Cognate with Dutch wal, German Wall.
- He walled the study with books.
- (italbrac, with "in") To enclose by surrounding with walls.
- They had walled in the garden
- (italbrac, with "off") To separate with a wall
- The previous owners had walled off two rooms, making an apartment.
- (italbrac, with "up") To seal with a wall
- They walled up the basement space that had been used as a coal bin.
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