Wall Wall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Walled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walling}.] 1. To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall. ``Seven walled towns of strength.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The king of Thebes, Amphion, That with his singing walled that city. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify. [1913 Webster]

The terror of his name that walls us in. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

3. To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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