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Wall vs. Dyke

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Wallnoun

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

Dykenoun

A long, narrow hollow dug from the ground to serve as a boundary marker.

Wallnoun

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

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

Dykenoun

(UK) A long, narrow hollow dug from the ground to conduct water.

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.’;

Dykenoun

Any navigable watercourse.

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Wallnoun

A point of desperation.

Dykenoun

Any watercourse.

Wallnoun

A point of defeat or extinction.

Dykenoun

Any small body of water.

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?’;

Dykenoun

(obsolete) Any hollow dug into the ground.

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Wallnoun

A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera).

Dykenoun

A place to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.

Wallnoun

A barrier.

‘a seawall;’; ‘a firewall’;

Dykenoun

(UK) An embankment formed by the creation of a ditch.

Wallnoun

A barrier to vision.

Dykenoun

(obsolete) A city wall.

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Wallnoun

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

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

Dykenoun

A low embankment or stone wall serving as an enclosure and boundary marker.

Wallnoun

A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.

Dykenoun

Any fence or hedge.

Wallnoun

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

Dykenoun

(UK) An earthwork raised to prevent inundation of low land by the sea or flooding rivers.

Wallnoun

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

Dykenoun

Any impediment, barrier, or difficulty.

Wallnoun

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

Dykenoun

(UK) A beaver's dam.

Wallnoun

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

Dykenoun

A jetty; a pier.

Wallnoun

A spring of water.

Dykenoun

(UK) A raised causeway.

Wallverb

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

‘He walled the study with books.’;

Dykenoun

A fissure in a rock stratum filled with intrusive rock; a fault.

Wallverb

To boil.

Dykenoun

A body of rock (usually igneous) originally filling a fissure but now often rising above the older stratum as it is eroded away.

Wallverb

To well, as water; spring.

Dykenoun

A lesbian, particularly one with masculine or macho traits or behavior.

Wallverb

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

Dykeverb

To dig, particularly to create a ditch.

Wallnoun

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

Dykeverb

To surround with a ditch, to entrench.

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.’;

Dykeverb

To surround with a low dirt or stone wall.

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.’;

Dykeverb

To raise a protective earthwork against a sea or river.

Wallnoun

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

Dykeverb

To scour a watercourse.

Wallnoun

The side of a level or drift.

Dykeverb

To steep [fibers] within a watercourse.

Wallverb

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

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

Dykenoun

See Dike. The spelling dyke is restricted by some to the geological meaning.

Wallverb

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

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

Dykenoun

offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

Wallverb

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

Dykenoun

a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

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’;

Dykeverb

enclose with a dike;

‘dike the land to protect it from water’;

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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