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3 definitions found
 for mural
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mural \Mu"ral\, a. [F., fr. L. muralis, fr. murus wall. See
     Mure a wall.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall;
        growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant.
        "Mural breach." --Milton. "Mural fruit." --Evelyn.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural
        precipice.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Mural circle (Astron.), a graduated circle, in the plane of
        the meridian, attached permanently to a perpendicular
        wall; -- used for measuring arcs of the meridian. See
        Circle, n., 3.
  
     Mural crown (Rom. Antiq.), a golden crown, or circle of
        gold indented so as to resemble a battlement, bestowed on
        him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place, and
        there lodged a standard.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mural
      adj 1: of or relating to walls; "mural painting"
      n 1: a painting that is applied to a wall surface [syn: mural,
           wall painting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "mural":
     abstract, abstraction, altarpiece, block print, collage,
     color print, copy, cyclorama, daub, diptych, engraving, fresco,
     icon, illumination, illustration, image, likeness, miniature,
     montage, mosaic, panorama, parietal, partitioned, photograph,
     picture, print, representation, reproduction, septal,
     stained glass window, stencil, still life, tableau, tapestry,
     triptych, wall painting, walled
  
  

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