a rectangular piece of absorbent cloth (or paper) for drying or wiping
wipe with a towel
"towel your hair dry"
A cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as a person after a bath.
To hit with a towel.
To dry by using a towel.
He got out of the shower and toweled himself dry.
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.
a cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as the person after a bath
to beat with a stick
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'towel' in Nouns Frequency: #2558
The numerical value of towel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of towel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Always pack a towel and don't drink tap water, anywhere.
If you throw in your towel, someone may pick it up and use it better than you.
She runs into the room with only her towel on, and she’s on the phone with the police.
It feels like the bulls have thrown in the towel in their pursuit of pushing WTI up to $65.
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.
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Translations for towel
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- пешкир, кърпаBulgarian
- tovallolaCatalan, Valencian
- mantuko, viŝiloEsperanto
- حوله, آبچینPersian
- pyyhe, pyyheliinaFinnish
- handklæði, hondklæðiFaroese
- 타월, 수건Korean
- сүлгү, суулукKyrgyz
- пешкир, крпаMacedonian
- handkle, handkledeNorwegian Nynorsk
- ручник, ručnik, пешкир, убрус, peškir, ubrusSerbo-Croatian
- uterák, ručníkSlovak
- дастурӯпоккун, танпоккун, сачоқTajik
- polotenste, polotenseTurkmen
- havlu, peşkirTurkish
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