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.

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. Ry Cooder:

    I give up on pop music. As far as a commercial entity, as far as pop music goes, I quit; I absolutely throw in the towel. I can't handle it. I can't do it. I can't be what they need you to be.

  2. Paul Dawson:

    You want to change that towel every few days. If you have multiple towels, just throw one in the washer and get a new one, and for sponges, microwaving them might be a better way to sanitize them than just putting antimicrobial liquid on them.

  3. Joshua Zeichner:

    Many people think that they’re sloughing away any remaining flakes, but the friction of the towel fibers against your skin can actually worsen damage to the surface.

  4. 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.

  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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