A brick wall



  • A hardened rectangular block of mud, clay etc., used for building.
  • Such hardened mud, clay, etc. considered collectively, as a building material.
  • Something shaped like a brick.
  • A helpful and reliable person.
  • A shot which misses, particularly one which bounces directly out of the basket because of a too-flat trajectory, as if the ball were a heavier object.
  • A power brick; an external power supply consisting of a small box with an integral male power plug and an attached electric cord terminating in another power plug.
  • An electronic device, especially a heavy box-shaped one, that has become non-functional or obsolete.
  • A carton of 500 rimfire cartridges, which forms the approximate size and shape of a brick.
  • A community card (usually the turn or the river) which does not improve a player's hand.
  • The colour brick red.
  • One kilo of cocaine.


  • Extremely cold.


  • To build with bricks.
  • To make into bricks.
  • To hit someone or something with a brick.
  • To make an electronic device nonfunctional and usually beyond repair, essentially making it no more useful than a brick.


Opposite words


  • , ultimately related to Proto-West Germanic *brekan, whence also Old French briche and French brique. Compare also German Low German Brickje. Related to break.

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