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"

Wiktionary

  1. towel(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. towel(Verb)

    To hit with a towel.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. towel(Verb)

    To dry by using a towel.

    He got out of the shower and toweled himself dry.

    Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Towel

    A towel is a piece of absorbent fabric or paper used for drying or wiping a body or a surface. It draws moisture through direct contact. In households, several types of fabric towels are used, including hand towels, bath towels, Bathrobes and kitchen towels. At the beach, people use beach towels. Paper towels are provided in commercial or office bathrooms via a dispenser for users to dry their hands. In households they are used for minor, precision, or particularly dirty jobs of wiping, cleaning, and drying.

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

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. towel

    A word very absurdly introduced into marine law. "If a mariner," says Molloy, "shall commit a fault, and the master shall lift up the towel three times before any mariner, and he shall not submit, the master at the next place of land may discharge him." Some think that this refers to an oaken stick, but it is no doubt corrupted from the oster la touaille, or turning a delinquent out of his mess, of the laws of Oleron.

Editors Contribution

  1. towel

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Towels are so useful for a wide variety of things.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of towel in a Sentence

  1. The Texas senator:

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both were seeking rebound victories Tuesday after recent setbacks. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has complicated Trump's path to the nomination by winning recent contests like Wisconsin and getting allies elected to state delegate slates. On the Democratic side, Sanders had been on a winning streak up until Tuesday – winning seven of the eight prior contests. Whether Donald Trump and Clinton's performance Tuesday will help either wrap up the race in the coming weeks remains an open question. The campaigns head next to five Eastern states that vote next Tuesday : Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. It’s potentially friendly territory for the front-runners. But unless Donald Trump can drive Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz out of the race, the billionaire businessman still may have to fight all the way until the final primary contests on June 7 – especially with an eye toward delegate-rich California, which may end up the determining race – to see if Donald Trump can clinch the nomination with the necessary 1,237 delegates. As of Tuesday night, Donald Trump had 840 delegates. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had 559, and Kasich had 146. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who infamously panned Trump's New York values earlier in the primary, had been bracing for a tough showing in the Empire State and showed no signs of throwing in the towel. The Texas senator was already looking ahead, turning The Texas senator attention to Pennsylvania, where The Texas senator delivered a speech calling on Americans to join together to move the country forward. It is time for us to get up, shake it off and be who we were destined to be.

  2. Emma Watson:

    It’s funny — I was just talking to my friend before this about how in the Instagram era it’s so easy to edit your life so that it looks perfect, but I bleach my top lip and tweeze my eyebrows and you ’d never get to see that, even though it’s a part of my routine. There’s still so much shame around the things you do to get ready while you’ve got a towel wrapped around your head. It’s important to me not to edit that out.

  3. Scott Shelton:

    I am bullish here overall but worry about being too early, i also wonder if the market is going to chop around a bit first, like it did in late May to June before dropping after many threw in the towel.

  4. Richard Rosenfeld:

    Keep water out of the ear if at all possible, dry the ear after swimming with the edge of a towel or blow dry. You can also use alcohol drops.

  5. Edward Fine:

    The woman who gave me the wet paper towel as we descended the stairs and which I later used to breathe through; the firefighters who were ascending the stairs as we were descending; the Catholic priest who put his hand on my shoulder and prayed for us as we lay on the street being covered by dust and debris, then there was the bus driver who took us uptown… those people all come to my mind.

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