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. towelverb

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

  2. towelverb

    wipe with a towel

    "towel your hair dry"

Wiktionary

  1. towelnoun

    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. towelverb

    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. towelverb

    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. Towelnoun

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

  2. Towelverb

    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  

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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. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    News channels both mainstream and social media are battling for its survival as its credibility has already gone below ground to minus level. but instead of doing something for citizens trust revival on its reports, media continues to dig deeper hole for itself through dubious stories shovel and has become completely nude & shameless by throwing all its towel.

  3. Jon Hatami:

    Tonight, the Democratic Party, their close allies in the mob in the media are in an utter state of chaos, poll numbers imploding. [President] Biden struggling in every single way. Many are in a state of despair. Some are predictably smearing their political opponents as racist. Others in Congress are throwing in the towel, retiring en masse. They want out completely. At least one media outlet is calling for the National Guard to round up unvaccinated Americans who dare to leave their homes.

  4. 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.

  5. Teyana Taylor:

    She opened her eyes right away, gazed into mine and never cried! He handed her to me wrapped in our bath towel and wiped her face for me to see what LOVE really is, she has blown Christmas away! Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched. Welcome Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl.

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