wall

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. side, partition, bulkhead, flange, splashboard; rampart, defense; barrier; fence; cliff, precipice; levee, dike, seawall; (pl.) prison. See enclosure, hindrance, vertical, circumscription.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A physical barrier]
Syn. partition, divider, dam, embankment, dike, ditch, bank, levee, stockade, fence, stone wall, drywall, stone fence, parapet, retainer, rampart, bulwark, palisade, fort, cliff, barricade, floodgate, sluice gate, paling, wattle, wattling.
2. [An obstacle; figurative ]
Syn. barrier, obstruction, bar, cordon, entanglement, hurdle, resistance, defense, snag, hindrance, impediment, difficulty, limitation, restriction, retardation, knot, hitch, drawback, stumbling block, check, stop, curb, red tape*, fly in the ointment*, bottleneck*, red herring*, detour*.
3. [A side; said of a cavity or space ]
Syn. flank, partition, surface, brickwork, casing, bulkhead, façade, septum, precipice, cliff, bluff, outer envelope.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
partition, divider, screen, bulkhead, load-bearing wall, non-load-bearing wall, panel, barrier, parapet.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A solid structure that encloses an area or separates one area from another: barrier, partition. See INCLUDE, THING. 2. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage: bar, barricade, barrier, block, blockage, clog, hamper, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, snag, stop, traverse. See HELP, OPEN. II verb 1. To separate with or as if with a wall: fence, partition. See INCLUDE. 2. To confine within a limited area. Also used with in or up: cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), immure, mew (up), pen2, shut in, shut up. See FREE. 3. To shut in with or as if with bars: bar, confine, lock. See FREE.

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