- noun a structure made from things such as bricks or stones, built up to make one of the sides of a building, of a room or to surround a space
- A vertical element used primarily to enclose or separate spaces.
- noun a vertical structure forming an inside partition or an outside surface of a building
- noun a narrow upright structure, usually built of stone, wood, plaster or brick, that acts as a boundary or keeps something in or out
- exclamation a statement of incomprehension or bafflement. In use among cyberpunks and net-heads, it originated in the jargon of professional computer specialists.
- noun a structure of brick, stone or wood, forming the side of a room or building or the boundary of a piece of land
- noun a thick stone construction round an old town
Origin & History of “wall”
Wall was borrowed into Old English from Latin vallum ‘rampart’. this originally denoted a ‘stockade made of stakes’, and it was derived from vallus ‘stake’. German wall, Dutch wal, and Swedish vall, also borrowings from Latin, preserve its meaning ‘rampart, embankment’, but English wall has become considerably wider in its application. An interval is etymologically a space ‘between ramparts’.