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. tower(noun)

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

  2. column, tower, pillar(noun)

    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, tower(verb)

    a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

  4. loom, tower, predominate, hulk(verb)

    appear very large or occupy a commanding position

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

Wiktionary

  1. tower(Noun)

    One who tows.

    Etymology: From torr.

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. Tower(noun)

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

  2. Tower(noun)

    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. Tower(noun)

    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. Tower(noun)

    a citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense

  5. Tower(noun)

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

  6. Tower(noun)

    high flight; elevation

  7. Tower(verb)

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

  8. Tower(verb)

    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.

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

How to pronounce tower?

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How to say tower in sign language?

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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. Pastor Garland:

    We donated the land and the easements for the tower, in kind, they said they would paint our name on the water tower.

  2. Roger Stone:

    I never visited Trump Tower in New York after August of 2015 until the President-elect asked me to visit him after the election.

  3. Paul Ryan:

    Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

  4. Vojin Muncin:

    We have dozens of people every week interested in taking our Yugo tour around city landmarks built from the 1950s to 1980s, genex Tower is among the most interesting sight. People see it on their way from the airport and it immediately draws their attention.

  5. Theodore Johnson:

    If you're a Republican presidential candidate, you recognize that most Black people aren't going to vote for you. But the most likely segment of Black people to vote for you is Black men, and a particular sort of Black man, it wasn't surprising that after President Donald Trump became the President-elect, a parade of Black men -- celebrities and athletes including Steve Harvey, Ray Lewis and Kanye West -- went into Trump Tower. If you're a Black man and a celebrity or an athlete, that usually means that the money you have is new and that you grew up either poor or working class.

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