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.]

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Throw the dice not a towel.

  2. Matt Sanders:

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

  3. Paton Walsh:

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

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

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

  5. Mikah Diaz:

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

Images & Illustrations of towel

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