Vertical structure, usually solid, that defines and sometimes protects an area

A wall is a structure that defines an area, carries a load; provides security, shelter, or soundproofing; or is decorative. There are many kinds of walls, including:
  • Walls in buildings that form a fundamental part of the superstructure or separate interior rooms, sometimes for fire safety
  • Border barriers between countries
  • Brick walls
  • Defensive walls in fortifications
  • Doors, mobile walls on hinges which open to form a gateway
  • Glass walls
  • Permanent, solid fences
  • Precast walls
  • Retaining walls, which hold back dirt, stone, water, or noise sound
  • Stone walls
  • Walls that protect from oceans (seawalls) or rivers (levees)

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