Wall vs Counterfort - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun wall

is or wall can be (astronomy) a chinese constellation located near pegasus and andromeda, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger black turtle.

As a noun counterfort is

a buttress built against a wall.

wall

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  • A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
  • Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure.
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  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=[…] St.?Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall . Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime.}}
  • A point of desperation.
  • A point of defeat or extinction.
  • An impediment to free movement.
  • :
  • A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera ).
  • A barrier.
  • :
  • A barrier to vision.
  • Something with the apparent solidity and dimensions of a building wall.
  • :
  • A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
  • *
  • *:The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis'', with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in ''Frullania spp.
  • (lb) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a chandelier.
  • (lb) A line of defenders set up between an opposing free-kick taker and the goal.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 23, author=Alistair Magowan, work=BBC
  • , title= Blackburn 2-0 West Brom , passage=Blackburn were the recipients of another dose of fortune when from another Thomas pass Odemwingie was brought down by Jones inside the penalty area, but referee Mark Clattenburg awarded a free-kick which Chris Brunt slammed into the wall .}}
  • (lb) A personal notice board listing messages of interest to a particular user.
  • Synonyms
    * (fictional bidder at an auction) chandelier

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To enclose with a wall
  • He walled the study with books.
  • To enclose by surrounding with walls.
  • They had walled in the garden
  • To separate with a wall
  • The previous owners had walled off two rooms, making an apartment.
  • To seal with a wall
  • They walled up the basement space that had been used as a coal bin.

    Derived terms

    * abdominal wall * bounce off the walls * blue wall of silence * brick wall * cell wall * climb the walls * diaphragm wall * drywall * firewall * hole-in-the-wall * paywall * retaining wall * stonewall, stone wall * up the walls * wall clock * wall fan * wall in * wall off * wall of silence * wallpaper * walls have ears * wall up * wall unit

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . See also (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To boil.
  • To well, as water; spring.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) *.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, dialectal) A spring of water.
  • Etymology 4

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot or wale.
  • Statistics

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    Anagrams

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    counterfort

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A buttress built against a wall.
  • * 2011 , Gareth J. Hearn, Slope Engineering for Mountain Roads (ISBN 1862393311), page 209:
  • The soil above the base of a reinforced concrete cantilever or counterfort wall is included as part of the weight of the wall in stability calculations.
  • A spur of a mountain range.
  • * 1899 , Edward John Payne, History of the New World Called America: book II , page 428:
  • This angle is buttressed from the interior by an enormous counterfort of lower mountain country, extending several hundred miles to the eastward, forming the main part of the highlands of Bolivia, and separating the tributaries of the Amazon
  • * 1913 , Costa Rica-Panama arbitration: argument of Costa Rica , page 428:
  • The physical impossibility of the line along the counterfort' or mountain range from Punta Mona was easily demonstrated, for the very simple reason that no such ' counterfort or mountain range existed.

    References

    * (The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language) (1882)