- 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.
- 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 of towerMiddle 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
- 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.
- Computers A computer system whose components are arranged in a vertical stack and housed in a tall, narrow cabinet.
intransitive verbtow·ered, tow·er·ing, tow·ers
- To appear at or rise to a conspicuous height; loom: “There he stood, grown suddenly tall, towering above them” (J.R.R. Tolkien).
- 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 of towerMiddle English tur, tour, towr, from Old English torr and from Old French tur, both from Latin turris, probably from Greek tursis, turris.
- A structure, usually taller than it is wide, often used as a lookout, usually unsupported by guy-wires.
- From the top of the tower we could see far off into the distance.
- (figuratively) Any item, such as a computer case, that is usually higher than it is wide.
- (informal) An interlocking tower.
- (figuratively) A strong refuge; a defence.
- (historical) A tall fashionable headdress.
- The sixteenth trump or Major Arcana card in many Tarot decks, deemed an ill omen.
(third-person singular simple present towers, present participle towering, simple past and past participle towered)
- (intransitive) To be very tall.
- The office block towered into the sky.
- (intransitive) To be high or lofty; to soar.
- One who tows.
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.