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Synonyms for wall

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wall(noun)

    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"

    rampart, paries, bulwark

  2. wall(noun)

    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"

    rampart, paries, bulwark

  3. wall, paries(noun)

    (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure

    "stomach walls"

    rampart, paries, bulwark

  4. wall(noun)

    a difficult or awkward situation

    "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall"

    rampart, paries, bulwark

  5. wall(noun)

    a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)

    rampart, paries, bulwark

  6. wall(noun)

    a layer of material that encloses space

    "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue"

    rampart, paries, bulwark

  7. wall(noun)

    a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)

    "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"

    rampart, paries, bulwark

  8. rampart, bulwark, wall(verb)

    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"

    bulwark, breakwater, mole, paries, groyne, rampart, groin, jetty, seawall

  9. wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround(verb)

    surround with a wall in order to fortify

    fence, surround, palisade, fence in, skirt, circumvent, ring, border, debate, argue, besiege, smother, contend, beleaguer, hem in, environ

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wall(n)

    foundation, partition, defense, breastwork, rampart, battlement, bulwark, parapet, fortification

    Associated words:
    mural, murage dado, buttress, coping, intramural, wainscot, alcove, niche, abutment, pointing, fresco, studding, underpinning

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wall":

    fence, walls, wail, barrier, mural, muro, mauer, mur, zid, muraille, waii, fal, sidewall, siena, breakwall, berm, paredes, lining

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How to use wall in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    Donald Trump thinks Wall Street built America; ordinary middle class Americans built America, too many people in the middle class have seen the bottom fall out.

  2. Will Guzzardi:

    Walls aren’t terribly effective with keeping people out, what walls are, walls are symbols. And Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall with our border is trying to send a message that the people on the other side of that wall are dangerous.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The Wall Pass passes the stone. He would pass the stone hearts. (Le Passe Muraille passe la pierre. Il passerait les coeurs de pierre)

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I wouldn’t use the word offensive, I found them a little bit silly, a bit absurd, the issue was what impact did the fact that she has received huge amounts of funding from Wall Street have on her attitude towards Wall Street.

  5. Bennie Thompson:

    I would not rule out a wall in certain instances.

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. affluent
    • B. flush
    • C. stringent
    • D. sober

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