What does towel mean?

Definitions for towel
ˈtaʊ əl, taʊltow·el

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word towel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. towel(verb)

    a rectangular piece of absorbent cloth (or paper) for drying or wiping

  2. towel(verb)

    wipe with a towel

    "towel your hair dry"


  1. towel(Noun)

    A cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as a person after a bath.

  2. towel(Verb)

    To hit with a towel.

  3. towel(Verb)

    To dry by using a towel.

    He got out of the shower and toweled himself dry.

  4. Origin: From towel, from toaille (Modern touaille), of origin, from Low *, from þwahilō, from þwahanan, from twak-. Cognate with dwahila (Modern dialectal Zwehle), dwaal, dweil, þwean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Towel(noun)

    a cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as the person after a bath

  2. Towel(verb)

    to beat with a stick


  1. Towel

    A towel is a piece of absorbent fabric or paper used for drying or wiping. It draws moisture through direct contact, often using a blotting or a rubbing motion. Common household textile towels are made from cotton, rayon, bamboo, nonwoven fibers or a few other materials.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Towel

    tow′el, n. a cloth for wiping the skin after it is washed, and for other purposes: an altar-cloth.—ns. Tow′el-horse, -rack, a frame for hanging towels on; Tow′elling, cloth for towels: a thrashing.—A lead towel, a bullet; An oaken towel, a cudgel. [O. Fr. touaille—Old High Ger. twahilla (Ger. zwehle)—Old High Ger. twahan, to wash.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'towel' in Nouns Frequency: #2558


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of towel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of towel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matt Sanders:

    She’s in a towel, and I ’m just like …' What ?'.

  2. Paton Walsh:

    Always pack a towel and don't drink tap water, anywhere.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    If you throw in your towel, someone may pick it up and use it better than you.

  4. Mikah Diaz:

    She runs into the room with only her towel on, and she’s on the phone with the police.

  5. Scott Shelton:

    It feels like the bulls have thrown in the towel in their pursuit of pushing WTI up to $65.

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