What does Tower mean?

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ˈtaʊ ərTow·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. towernoun

    a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building

  2. column, tower, pillarnoun

    anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

    "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"

  3. tugboat, tug, towboat, towerverb

    a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

  4. loom, tower, predominate, hulkverb

    appear very large or occupy a commanding position

    "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

Wiktionary

  1. towernoun

    One who tows.

  2. Etymology: From torr.

Wikipedia

  1. Tower

    A tower is a tall structure, taller than it is wide, often by a significant factor. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires and are therefore, along with tall buildings, self-supporting structures. Towers are specifically distinguished from "buildings" in that they are not built to be habitable but to serve other functions. The principal function is the use of their height to enable various functions to be achieved including: visibility of other features attached to the tower such as clock towers; as part of a larger structure or device to increase the visibility of the surroundings for defensive purposes as in a fortified building such as a castle; as a structure for observation for leisure purposes; or as a structure for telecommunication purposes. Towers can be stand alone structures or be supported by adjacent buildings or can be a feature on top of a large structure or building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Towernoun

    a mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion

  2. Towernoun

    a projection from a line of wall, as a fortification, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher

  3. Towernoun

    a structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its width and to the height of the rest of the edifice; as, a church tower

  4. Towernoun

    a citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense

  5. Towernoun

    a headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress

  6. Towernoun

    high flight; elevation

  7. Towerverb

    to rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar

  8. Towerverb

    to soar into

Freebase

  1. Tower

    A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires. Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone on the ground, or as part of a larger structure or device such as a fortified building or as an integral part of a bridge.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tower

    tow′ėr, n. a lofty building, standing alone or forming part of another: a fortress: (her.) a bearing representing a tower with battlements, &c.: a high head-dress worn by women under William III. and Anne.—v.i. to rise into the air: to be lofty.—v.t. (Milt.) to rise aloft into.—adjs. Tow′ered, having towers; Tow′ering, very high, elevated: very violent; Tow′ery, having towers: lofty. [O. Fr. tur—L. turris, a tower.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tower

    A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defender.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tower' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2997

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tower' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3895

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tower' in Nouns Frequency: #1068

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tower in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Tower in a Sentence

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    From the public, you might think its okay that there was only disappointment after that meeting [at the Trump Tower] was that the dirt they received on Hillary Clinton wasnt better, you might think thats okay. I think its immoral. I think its unethical. I think its unpatriotic. And yes, I think its corrupt and evidence of collusion.

  3. Vladimir Kara-Murza:

    This meeting in Trump Tower in the summer of 2016 was just another illustration that they're ready to do any avenues, any methods to try to get to this goal, including using unofficial proxies.

  4. Mark Warner:

    Michael Cohen was someone who lied to the committee, that got Michael Cohen into real jeopardy. ... Michael Cohen has an enormous number of unanswered questions about Trump Tower and a variety of other items that we need answers to.

  5. Nicholas Calio:

    The fix basically is working out where the bandwidth is, the amount of power used, the tilt of the antennas, the placement of the antennas, there are mitigations that can be put in place, it's just going to take time to do it. The fix can be almost immediate — tower by tower.

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