from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A building material consisting of rectangular sections usually made of a gypsum plaster core bonded between layers of heavy paper, used especially in the construction of interior walls and ceilings.
  • noun A wall constructed from rocks that are not cemented together.
  • transitive verb To construct (a wall or ceiling) using drywall.
  • transitive verb To construct a wall or ceiling in (a room or building) using drywall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A building material comprising a sheet of gypsum sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper, used mainly for interior walls and ceilings.
  • noun A wall made of this.
  • noun A stone wall constructed without mortar or cement.
  • verb To install and finish drywall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses


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