What does tower mean?

Definitions for tower
ˈtaʊ ərtow·er

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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. Daniel Lau:

    Exploring an abandoned building is something different. The Sathorn Unique Tower, being the tallest abandonment in the world makes The Sathorn Unique Tower even more remarkable.

  2. Al Sharpton:

    Trump Tower is in the wrong state.

  3. New Zealand swimmer Matthew Stanley:

    It's really one of the funniest things I've seen in the Olympic Games so far, have any of you guys been to Bali before ? You see the lifeguards and they sit up on the tower drinking Bintangs( beer) all day. That's what it reminded me of.

  4. George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie:

    A tower of strength....his name cowed whole provinces while he was yet scores of miles away'.

  5. David Dowell:

    Christine Albertsson used to have to think long and hard about what kind of computer Christine Albertsson had — where does the tower go ?

Images & Illustrations of tower

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