Tower Definition

touər
towered, towering, towers
noun
towers
A building or structure that is relatively high for its length and width, either standing alone or forming part of another building.
Webster's New World
Such a structure used as a fortress or prison.
Webster's New World
One that conspicuously embodies strength, firmness, or another virtue.
American Heritage
A person or thing that resembles a tower in height, strength, dominance, etc.
Webster's New World
A computer system whose components are arranged in a vertical stack and housed in a tall, narrow cabinet.
American Heritage
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verb
To rise high or stand tall.
Webster's New World
To fly directly upward before swooping or falling. Used of certain birds.
American Heritage
To demonstrate great superiority; be preeminent.
Towers over other poets of the day.
American Heritage
(intransitive) To be very tall.
The office block towered into the sky.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Tower

Noun

Singular:
tower
Plural:
towers

Origin of Tower

  • Middle English tur, tour, towr from Old English torr and from Old French tur both from Latin turris probably from Greek tursis, turris

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English torr, from Latin turris. Probably influence by Welsh twr.

    From Wiktionary

  • tow +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary

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