What does tower mean?

Definitions for tower
ˈtaʊ ərtow·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tower.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. towernoun

    a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building

  2. column, tower, pillarnoun

    anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

    "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"

  3. tugboat, tug, towboat, towerverb

    a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

  4. loom, tower, predominate, hulkverb

    appear very large or occupy a commanding position

    "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

Wiktionary

  1. towernoun

    One who tows.

  2. Etymology: From torr.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Towernoun

    Etymology: tor , Saxon; tour, Fr. torre, Italian; turris, Latin.

    Let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven. Gen. xi. 4.

    Lay trains of amorous intrigues
    In towers, and curls, and perriwigs. Hudibras, p. iii.

  2. To Towerverb

    To soar; to fly or rise high.

    On th’ other side an high rock tow’red still. Edmund Spenser.

    No marvel
    My lord protector’s hawks do tower so well. William Shakespeare.

    Circular base of rising folds that tower’d
    Fold above fold a surging maze. John Milton.

    Tow’ring his height, and ample was his breast. Dryden.

    The crooked plough, the share, the tow’ring height
    Of waggons, and the cart’s unweildy weight;
    These all must be prepar’d. John Dryden, Georg.

    All those sublime thoughts which tower above the clouds, and reach as high as heaven itself, take their rise, not one jot beyond those ideas which sense or reflection have offered for the contemplation of the mind. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Tower

    A tower is a tall structure, taller than it is wide, often by a significant factor. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires and are therefore, along with tall buildings, self-supporting structures. Towers are specifically distinguished from "buildings" in that they are not built to be habitable but to serve other functions. The principal function is the use of their height to enable various functions to be achieved including: visibility of other features attached to the tower such as clock towers; as part of a larger structure or device to increase the visibility of the surroundings for defensive purposes as in a fortified building such as a castle; as a structure for observation for leisure purposes; or as a structure for telecommunication purposes. Towers can be stand alone structures or be supported by adjacent buildings or can be a feature on top of a large structure or building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Towernoun

    a mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion

  2. Towernoun

    a projection from a line of wall, as a fortification, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher

  3. Towernoun

    a structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its width and to the height of the rest of the edifice; as, a church tower

  4. Towernoun

    a citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense

  5. Towernoun

    a headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress

  6. Towernoun

    high flight; elevation

  7. Towerverb

    to rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar

  8. Towerverb

    to soar into

Freebase

  1. Tower

    A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires. Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone on the ground, or as part of a larger structure or device such as a fortified building or as an integral part of a bridge.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tower

    tow′ėr, n. a lofty building, standing alone or forming part of another: a fortress: (her.) a bearing representing a tower with battlements, &c.: a high head-dress worn by women under William III. and Anne.—v.i. to rise into the air: to be lofty.—v.t. (Milt.) to rise aloft into.—adjs. Tow′ered, having towers; Tow′ering, very high, elevated: very violent; Tow′ery, having towers: lofty. [O. Fr. tur—L. turris, a tower.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tower

    A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defender.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tower' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2997

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tower' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3895

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tower' in Nouns Frequency: #1068

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tower in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tower in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Daniel Hajj:

    We are very advanced in the tower spinoff process.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    We have not seen any evidence that there was a wiretap or a (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court order against Trump Tower or somebody in Trump Tower.

  3. Robert Cargill:

    The Cities That Built the Bible, i can read all the books I want about the Eiffel Tower, but if I go to Paris and climb the Eiffel Tower, all of a sudden that history becomes real to me.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's just a folklore that lightning would never strike the same place twice. Last year, on June 30, 2014, three skyscrapers from Chicago were struck by lightning 22 times - 10 strikes to the Sears (Willis) Tower, 8 to the Trump Tower, and 4 to the John Hancock Tower. So be assured that lightning can surely strike any location more than once, and probably at the same spot over and over again, given enough time. It may take as little as few seconds in a thunderstorm, or as long as millions of years - but lightning will eventually strike the same place twice. Be Safe out there!

  5. Jenny Fitzgerald:

    The affectionately named' rubber ring' concept proposes a new central hub around the old' control tower' with hotel foyer, restaurant, banqueting space and spa.

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