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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A wall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

  • noun a painting that is applied to a wall surface
  • adjective of or relating to walls

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, of a wall, from Old French, from Latin mūrālis, from mūrus, wall.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin muralis, from murus.

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