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Counterfort vs. Wall

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Counterfortnoun

A buttress built against a wall.

Wallnoun

A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.

Counterfortnoun

A spur of a mountain range.

Wallnoun

A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.

‘The town wall was surrounded by a moat.’;

Counterfortnoun

A kind of buttress of masonry to strengthen a revetment wall.

Wallnoun

Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure.

‘We're adding another wall in this room during the remodeling.’; ‘The wind blew against the walls of the tent.’;

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Counterfortnoun

A spur or projection of a mountain.

Wallnoun

A point of desperation.

Wallnoun

A point of defeat or extinction.

Wallnoun

An impediment to free movement.

‘A wall of police officers met the protesters before they reached the capitol steps.’; ‘As Goebbels put it, “We want to build a wall, a protective wall.” , Timothy Snyder, The New York Times, June 14, 2018, How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?’;

Wallnoun

A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera).

Wallnoun

A barrier.

‘a seawall;’; ‘a firewall’;

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Wallnoun

A barrier to vision.

Wallnoun

Something with the apparent solidity and dimensions of a building wall.

‘a wall of sound;’; ‘a wall of water’;

Wallnoun

A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.

Wallnoun

(auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction.

Wallnoun

A doctor who tries to admit as few patients as possible.

Wallnoun

(soccer) A line of defenders set up between an opposing free-kick taker and the goal.

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Wallnoun

(Internet) A personal notice board listing messages of interest to a particular user.

Wallnoun

A spring of water.

Wallverb

To enclose with, or as if with, a wall or walls.

‘He walled the study with books.’;

Wallverb

To boil.

Wallverb

To well, as water; spring.

Wallverb

To make a wall knot on the end of (a rope).

Wallnoun

A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.

Wallnoun

A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room.

‘The plaster of the wall of the King's palace.’;

Wallnoun

A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.

‘The waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.’; ‘In such a night,Troilus, methinks, mounted the Troyan walls.’; ‘To rush undaunted to defend the walls.’;

Wallnoun

An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam-engine cylinder.

Wallnoun

The side of a level or drift.

Wallverb

To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.

‘The king of Thebes, Amphion,That with his singing walled that city.’;

Wallverb

To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.

‘The terror of his name that walls us in.’;

Wallverb

To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.

Wallnoun

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’;

Wallnoun

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’;

Wallnoun

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’;

Wallnoun

a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden);

‘the wall followed the road’; ‘he ducked behind the garden wall and waited’;

Wallnoun

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

‘stomach walls’;

Wallnoun

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

Wallnoun

a layer of material that encloses space;

‘the walls of the cylinder were perforated’; ‘the container's walls were blue’;

Wallnoun

a difficult or awkward situation;

‘his back was to the wall’; ‘competition was pushing them to the wall’;

Wallverb

surround with a wall in order to fortify

Wall

A wall is a structure and a surface that defines an area; carries a load; provides security, shelter, or soundproofing; or, is decorative.

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