firewall

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fire +‎ wall. Compare West Frisian brânmuorre, Dutch brandmuur, German Brandmauer, Feuermauer, Swedish brandvägg, brandmur, Icelandic eldvegg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪə.wɔəl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.əˌwɔːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ(ə)ɹˌwɔl/, /ˈfaɪ(ə)ɹˌwɑl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

firewall (plural firewalls)

  1. (architecture) A fireproof barrier used to prevent the spread of fire between or through buildings, structures, electrical substation transformers, or within an aircraft or vehicle.
    Coordinate terms: firestop, fire block
  2. (computer security) The software that monitors traffic in and out of a private network or a personal computer and allows or blocks such traffic depending on its perceived threat.
  3. (physics) A hypothetical phenomenon where an observer falling into a black hole encounters high-energy quanta at or near the event horizon.

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Verb[edit]

firewall (third-person singular simple present firewalls, present participle firewalling, simple past and past participle firewalled)

  1. (transitive, computer security) To protect with a firewall.
  2. (transitive, computer security) To block with a firewall.
  3. (intransitive, motor vehicles or aircraft, slang) To use maximum acceleration.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English firewall.

Noun[edit]

firewall m or f (in variation) (plural firewalls)

  1. (computer security) firewall (computer software that monitors traffic in a network)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English firewall.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /faʝeˈɾwol/, [fa.ʝeˈɾwol]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /faʃeˈɾwol/, [fa.ʃeˈɾwol]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /faʒeˈɾwol/, [fa.ʒeˈɾwol]

Noun[edit]

firewall m (plural firewalls)

  1. (computing) firewall
    Synonym: cortafuegos