French translation of 'wall'
1. [of building] mur m
There was a picture on the wall. Il y avait une photo sur le mur.
the bedroom walls les murs de la chambre
2. (free-standing) mur m
He climbed over the garden wall. Il escalada le mur du jardin.
3. [of tunnel, cave] paroi f
4. [of stomach, chest, organ] paroi f
to go to the wall (informal) (= go bust) [business] être en pleine faillite
to bang one’s head against a wall (informal) se taper la tête contre les murs
to have one’s back to the wall (informal) être le dos au mur
to be climbing the walls (informal) être dans tous ses états
to drive sb up the wall (informal) mettre qn en boule (informal)
Phrasal verbswall in
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Example Sentences Including 'wall'
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The other end of the narrow valley was blocked with a wall of cloud.Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)
At such depths the weight of the surrounding earth exerts tremendous stresses on vertical trench walls.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I'm going to build tunnels and a wall, but not tunnels under the wall.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
If sunny walls are the place for summer colour, climbers for north walls provide fine autumn tones.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Keep the walls vertical and store on the side the dirt that you dig out.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The restaurant is tucked away behind playground walls in a converted bike shed.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Then you would need to check that your ruin has three standing walls to ceiling height or legal evidence that it previously did.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We all build walls to protect our vulnerability.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We feel that we have come up against a brick wall.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Where stone stile crosses wall, left along path.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
You look down from bedroom walls across the globe.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The tall, heavy shields provided a wall from behind which each knight fought.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
It paid dividends in the first half but then it was backs to the wall for most of the second half.The Sun (2016)
That night it was like hitting the wall in the marathon.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The wall of sound almost took off the roof.The Sun (2010)
And then he hit a brick wall.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The heavy concrete walls protected the instruments from disturbance.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
There is an unexplained niche behind a thick area of curved wall in the playroom.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
To one side of the fluorescent wall is a tunnel lined with white fluorescent tubes.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Germany cannot allow Italy or any other Eurozone country to hit the wall.The Sun (2016)
One house had its roof blown off and walls almost entirely destroyed.The Sun (2017)
The Montreal track can almost seem like a street circuit at times with barriers and walls close to the tarmac.The Sun (2008)
The area is behind a wall of hay bales and has mats to test the accuracy of landings.The Sun (2016)
The scrubland has around a dozen olive trees surrounded by a low stone wall.The Sun (2016)
The whole structure glows and flickers inside its high boundary walls.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They are expected to be torched to provide a wall of fire when bailiffs and police move in.The Sun (2011)
They are great on bedroom walls and you do not waste space.The Sun (2016)
This guy would have jumped from a high wall.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Walls work as barriers, but better as mirrors.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
What is the area of the wall not covered by the painting?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You could see some of the original stone walls on the inside.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
British assistance included building a wall along the motorway to the port.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The citadel is entered through a tunnel in the walls.Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)
The townspeople protected themselves by building walls to defend against attacking nobles.Sociology (1995)
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'wall' in Other Languages
British English: wall /wɔːl/ NOUN
of building A wall is one of the vertical sides of a building or room.
...the bedroom walls.
- American English: wall
- Arabic: جِدار
- Brazilian Portuguese: parede
- Chinese: 墙壁
- Croatian: zid
- Czech: zeď
- Danish: mur
- Dutch: muur wand
- European Spanish: pared
- Finnish: seinä
- French: mur
- German: Mauer
- Greek: τοίχος
- Italian: muro
- Japanese: 壁
- Korean: 벽
- Norwegian: vegg
- Polish: ściana
- European Portuguese: parede
- Romanian: perete
- Russian: стена
- Spanish: pared
- Swedish: vägg
- Thai: กำแพง
- Turkish: duvar
- Ukrainian: стіна
- Vietnamese: bức tường
British English: wall NOUN
between fields etc A wall is a long narrow vertical structure made of stone or brick that surrounds or divides an area of land.
He sat on the wall in the sun.
Translation of wall from the Collins English to French Dictionary