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wall

noun [C]  /wɔl/ us  
a vertical structure that divides or encloses something: The walls of the fortress were more than eighteen inches thick. We’d like the walls painted white. A wall of people or things is a mass of them formed in such a way that you cannot get through or past them:
Translations of “wall”
in Korean 벽, 담…
in Arabic حائط, سور…
in French mur(aille), mur…
in Turkish duvar…
in Italian muro, parete…
in Chinese (Traditional) 牆,牆壁,圍牆, (身體中中空結構的)壁, 人牆…
in Russian стена, ограда…
in Polish ściana, mur…
in Spanish muro, tapia, muralla…
in Portuguese muro, parede…
in German die Mauer, die Wand…
in Catalan paret, mur…
in Japanese 壁, 塀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 墙,墙壁,围墙, (身体中中空结构的)壁, 人墙…
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