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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very large image, such as a painting or enlarged photograph, applied directly to a wall or ceiling.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a wall.
  • adj. Painted on or applied to a wall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large painting, usually drawn on a wall.
  • adj. Of or relating to a wall; on, or in, or against a wall.
  • adj. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall.
  • adj. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a wall.
  • Placed on a wall; of plants, trained on a wall.
  • Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep: as, a mural structure or formation.
  • In pathology, noting vesical calculi when rugous and covered with tubercles. Such calculi are composed of oxalate of lime, and are also called mulberry calculi.
  • n. A wall.

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

  • n. a painting that is applied to a wall surface
  • adj. of or relating to walls

Etymologies

Middle English, of a wall, from Old French, from Latin mūrālis, from mūrus, wall.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin muralis, from murus. (Wiktionary)

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