an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue"
(anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls"
anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water"; "a wall of smoke"; "a wall of prejudice"; "negotiations ran into a brick wall"
a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
a difficult or awkward situation; "his back was to the wall"; "competition was pushing them to the wall"
a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
a power tool used to buff surfaces
(computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes"
an impenetrable barrier to communication or information especially as imposed by rigid censorship and secrecy; used by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe the demarcation between democratic and communist countries
(of a word) referring singly and without exception to the members of a group; "whereas `each,' `every,' `either,' `neither,' and `none' are distributive or referring to a single member of a group, `which' in `which of the men' is separative"
used of an accent in Hebrew orthography; indicates that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it