Definition of paywall
: a system that prevents Internet users from accessing certain Web content without a paid subscription
Recent Examples of paywall from the Web
A month ago, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook was working on building support for a subscription model with paywalls into the Instant Articles feature.
None of these messages will actually block, slow, or paywall sites.
Most of the content on SoundCloud is free, and a subscription tier introduced last year that put some music behind a paywall hasn't been as successful as executives hoped.
The often overwhelming array of choices has created a siloing effect for customers, with their favorite shows hidden behind multiple paywalls.
The album is available for free via iHeartRadio for its first 24 hours before going back behind TIDAL's paywall, so stream it here.
For Alex Posorske, the executive director of the nonprofit group Ride New Orleans, the paywall between Jefferson and Orleans parishes is way past overdue for a knocking down.
In a story posted Tuesday (June 20), which is behind a paywall, writer Candace Taylor reports the Connicks' home has hit the market for $7.5 million.
Think of it as the paywall version of Facebook Live or Instagram Live.
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Origin and Etymology of paywall
1pay + firewall
First Known Use: 2004See Words from the same year
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