User:KYPark/wall

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English[edit]

wall

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English wall, from Old English weall (wall, dike, earthwork, rampart, dam, rocky shore, cliff), from Proto-Germanic *wallaz, *wallan (wall, rampart, entrenchment), from Latin vallum (wall, rampart, entrenchment, palisade), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn, wind, roll). Cognate with North Frisian wal (wall), Dutch wal (wall, rampart, embankment), German Wall (rampart, mound, embankment), Swedish vall (mound, wall, bank). More at wallow, walk.

Noun[edit]

wall (plural KYPark/walls)

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  1. A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  2. A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
    The town wall was surrounded by a moat.
  3. 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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bank[edit]

dam[edit]

dick[edit]

dig[edit]

dike[edit]

malelike lesbian
cf. #dick, #thick

ditch[edit]

dough[edit]

duck[edit]

ducks on the pond
(Australian) A coded warning used by men to alert each other that female guests ("ducks") are present ("on the pond"), so that for politeness they should moderate their language.

duct[edit]

duke[edit]

dyke[edit]

See: #dike

fosse[edit]

hedge[edit]

moat[edit]

mure[edit]

pond[edit]

pool

thick[edit]

thigh[edit]

trench[edit]

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