- The definition of a tower is a very tall building or structure, a person or thing who pulls something along behind.
- An example of a tower is the Empire State Building.
- An example of a tower is a person who pulls a small boat along behind a truck.
- Tower is defined as to rise high versus the surroundings.
An example of tower is for a 7-foot tall person to stand next to a 4-foot tall person.
tower definition by Webster's New World
- a building or structure that is relatively high for its length and width, either standing alone or forming part of another building
- such a structure used as a fortress or prison
- a person or thing that resembles a tower in height, strength, dominance, etc.
Origin: Middle English tour, tur ; from Old English torr and amp; Old French tur, both ; from Classical Latin turris, a tower; akin to Classical Greek tyrsis, fortified city
tower definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A building or part of a building that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length.
- A tall, slender structure used for observation, signaling, or pumping.
- One that conspicuously embodies strength, firmness, or another virtue.
- Computer Science A computer system whose components are arranged in a vertical stack and housed in a tall, narrow cabinet.
- To appear at or rise to a conspicuous height; loom: “There he stood, grown suddenly tall, towering above them” (J.R.R. Tolkien). See Synonyms at rise.
- To fly directly upward before swooping or falling. Used of certain birds.
- To demonstrate great superiority; be preeminent: towers over other poets of the day.
Origin: Middle English tur, tour, towr, from Old English torr and from Old French tur, both from Latin turris, probably from Greek tursis, turris.
tower - Computer Definition
(1) A vertical computer cabinet. See tower case.
(2) A self-standing, vertical post that is designed to hold one or more antennas. Very often, the term refers to both the tower and antennas; for example, a cellular tower.