walling

walling
wall NOUN 1) a continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land. 2) a side of a building or room. 3) a protective or restrictive barrier: a wall of silence. 4) Soccer a line of defenders forming a barrier against a free kick taken near the penalty area. 5) the outer layer or lining of a bodily organ or cavity.
VERB 2) enclose within walls. 2) (wall in/off/up) block or seal by building a wall.
drive up the wall — Cf. ↑drive up the wall
go to the wall — Cf. ↑go to the wall
off the wall — Cf. ↑off the wall
walls have ears — Cf. ↑walls have ears
wall-to-wall — Cf. ↑wall-to-wall
DERIVATIVES walling noun.
ORIGIN Latin vallum 'rampart' .

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  • Walling — Wall ing, n. 1. The act of making a wall or walls. [1913 Webster] 2. Walls, in general; material for walls. [1913 Webster] {Walling wax}, a composition of wax and tallow used by etchers and engravers to make a bank, or wall, round the edge of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walling — Waling (वालीङ) is a town in the central west hill region of Nepal. It is in the Adhikhola valley in the Syangja district of Gandaki Zone of Nepal. It is on the Siddhartha Highway, between Pokhara and Butwal.The name Walling is said to have been… …   Wikipedia

  • Walling — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • walling — ˈwȯliŋ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from wall + ing 1. : wall a walling of stone or sods rises to a height of five or six feet C.D.Forde 2. : material for walls …   Useful english dictionary

  • Walling wax — Walling Wall ing, n. 1. The act of making a wall or walls. [1913 Webster] 2. Walls, in general; material for walls. [1913 Webster] {Walling wax}, a composition of wax and tallow used by etchers and engravers to make a bank, or wall, round the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walling Van Winkle — Walling Jocobse Van Winkle (1650 ndash; 1725) was an early settler of the Northern New Jersey area and the namesake for the town of Wallington, New Jersey.Family historyHe was the son of Jacob Walingen (sometimes spelled Waligh) (b. 1599 d.… …   Wikipedia

  • Walling Pond — Infobox lake lake name = Walling Pond image lake = Walling pond 2008 02 11.jpg caption lake = image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Salem, Oregon coords = coord|44|55.08|N|123|1.35|W|type:waterbody region:US OR|display=inline,title… …   Wikipedia

  • walling — armouring (the outer wall of large mesh netting forming part of a trammel net, q.v. Also called outer net, outer wall, outwall, outwalling, trancher, wall, windows) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Walling — This uncommon name has at least three possible origins. It may be Scandinavian (Swedish) and a developed form of Wallin which translates as Son of Wahl , with Wahl being a topographical nickname for one who lived by a grassy bank. The second… …   Surnames reference

  • walling — wɔːl n. side support for buildings; barricade; side; partition v. enclose with a wall; divide with a wall, fill up with a wall (doorway, etc.); seal with a wall; fortify; (Slang) lean or stand or sit or rest against a wall at a social gathering …   English contemporary dictionary

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