Area vs Wall - What's the difference?

area | wall |

As a noun area

is area.

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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(wikipedia area)
  • (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  • A particular geographic region.
  • Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
  • Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Rob Dorit
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Making Life from Scratch , passage=Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.}}
  • (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.}}
  • (slang) Genitals.
  • Derived terms

    * * area code * area-denial * area of influence * area rug * area rule * Broca's area * combined statistical area * common area * danger area * disaster area * equal-area * free trade area * geographical area * goal area * gray area * grey area * lateral area * metropolitan area * metropolitan area network * notification area * outside gross area * penalty area * Planck area * prohibited area * protected area * rest area * restricted area * Ruhr Area * Schengen Area * safe area * second moment of area * service area * specific leaf area * staging area * surface area * terminal control area * Terminal High Altitude Area Defense * ventral tegmental area * Wernicke's area

    See also

    * Imperial: square inches, square feet, square yards, square miles, acres * Metric: square meters/square metres, square centimeters/square centimetres, square kilometers/square kilometres, hectares


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    Etymology 1

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


    (en noun)
  • A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  • A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
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  • *{{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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  • , 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.
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  • *: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


    (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).


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

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


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


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