Tower meaning

touər
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.

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To rise high or stand tall.
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(intransitive) To be high or lofty; to soar.
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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.

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A building or part of a building that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length.
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A tall, slender structure used for observation, signaling, or pumping.
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One that conspicuously embodies strength, firmness, or another virtue.
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To appear at or rise to a conspicuous height; loom.
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To fly directly upward before swooping or falling. Used of certain birds.
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To demonstrate great superiority; be preeminent.

Towers over other poets of the day.

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A building or structure that is relatively high for its length and width, either standing alone or forming part of another building.
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Such a structure used as a fortress or prison.
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A person or thing that resembles a tower in height, strength, dominance, etc.
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A person or thing that tows.
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(1) A vertical computer cabinet. See tower case.
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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.

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(figuratively) Any item, such as a computer case, that is usually higher than it is wide.
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(informal) An interlocking tower.
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(figuratively) A strong refuge; a defence.
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(historical) A tall fashionable headdress.
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The sixteenth trump or Major Arcana card in many Tarot decks, deemed an ill omen.
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(intransitive) To be very tall.

The office block towered into the sky.

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One who tows.
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(computers) A computer system whose components are arranged in a vertical stack and housed in a tall, narrow cabinet.
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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