What does tower mean?

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ˈtaʊ ərtow·er

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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.

    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. 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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  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. Mark Warner:

    This is one more example of one of the President's closest allies lying about their ties to Russia and Russians, in this first blush looking, just remarkable that you have the President's personal lawyer still dealing on a Trump Tower project through the whole campaign, through 2017.

  2. Devin Nunes:

    We don't have any evidence that that took place and, in fact, I don't believe -- just in the last week of time, the people we've talked to -- I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.

  3. Kevin Cramer:

    It throws President Donald Trump security detail off... but you can imagine President Donald Trump being the Matri D' at Trump Tower.

  4. Dan Hays:

    Right now, job creation is all about the deployment of the network, such as from the tower climbers and equipment technicians.

  5. Bill Browder:

    There is clear evidence since we filed that warrants a proper investigation of Devin Nunes activities, glenn Simpson was working with a foreign principal. ... [ who was ] an agent of the Russian government, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya, who was at the center of a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged in federal court earlier this yearwith obstruction of justice in connection witha civil money laundering and forfeiture case involving a Russian tax refund fraud scheme. Although possible dirt on Hillary Clinton was reportedly floated in advance of the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya has publicly said Hillary Clinton used the meeting to push for repeal of the anti-corruption law. Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower in June 2016. In Jared Kushner lawsuit, Devin Nunes said Fusion GPS -- the firm paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the salaciously anti-TrumpSteele dossier -- coordinatedwith another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. Thecomplaintin the Eastern District of Virginia, which namedSimpsonand the nonprofitCampaign for Accountability( CfA), said the.

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
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