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Definitions of tower

  1. anything tall and thin approximating 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"
  2. appear very large or occupy a commanding position; " The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; " Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
  3. a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  4. a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
  5. A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
  9. A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
  10. High flight; elevation.
  11. To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
  12. To soar into.
  13. A high structure, square or circular, rising above its surroundings, and either standing alone or attached to a building; as, a watchtower; a church tower; a citadel or fortress.
  14. To rise to a great height; to overtop other objects.
  15. A lofty building, standing alone or forming part of another: a fortress.
  16. To rise into the air: to be lofty.
  17. A lofty building; fortress.
  18. To be lofty; rise aloft.
  19. To rise like a tower.
  20. A lofty structure; a citadel; fortress.
  21. A building, either square or circular, of considerable elevation, and generally flat on the top; a citadel; a fortress; a high head- dress; high flight; elevation.
  22. To rise and fly high; to soar; to be lofty. Tower of London, an ancient citadel on the Thames, containing an arsenal, & c. Tower- bastion, a small tower made in the form of bastions, with rooms or cells beneath for men and guns.
  23. A lofty building, circular or square, consisting of many stories; a part of a building rising high above the main edifice; high flight; elevation.
  24. To be lofty; to rise and fly high; to soar.
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Quotes of tower

  1. Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. – Dante Alighieri
  2. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. – Saint Augustine
  3. Roger. Clear the tower I got a pitch and a roll program, and this baby's really going. – Pete Conrad
  4. There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville. – Hernando Cortes
  5. Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill. – Richard H. Davis
  6. I was making a film called The White Tower at the foot of Mont Blanc- the one thing I learned from that experience was that it's more difficult to go down a mountain than to go up. A lot of people don't realize that. – Glenn Ford
  7. The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April. The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard. He stumbled through the dark hallway, then upstairs to the mansion tower and stepped outside into the narrow balcony. – John Jakes
  8. If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted. – Franz Kafka
  9. A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower – Rudyard Kipling
  10. The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we're trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play. – Daniel Libeskind
  11. Westminster Abbey, the Tower a steeple, one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view; and we could now plainly distinguish the high round chimneys on the tops of the houses, which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires, or steeples. – Karl Philipp Moritz
  12. I've always thought Blues Point Tower is one of my best buildings and I stand by that. – Harry Seidler
  13. When the ivy has found its tower when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper. – Anthony Trollope

Usage examples for tower

  1. Believe me, my dear friend, even in the short time you have been in Glendale you have become a tower of strength to me. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  2. The men are all pretty nearly equal, which doesn't give you a chance to tower head and shoulders above the other players. – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  3. Neither of us spoke a word until we stood at the gate of Cragmire Tower again; then- " I'll swear, now, that we were followed here to- day!" – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  4. We hear this, and are so accustomed to it that we think nothing of it; but Prince Dolor, who had lived all his days in the dead silence of Hopeless Tower heard it for the first time. – The Little Lame Prince And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice by Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik
  5. She found the door of her tower open. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  6. We'll drink to the Tower family and Oregon! – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  7. She was not here when I arrived; and I saw her for the first time at the tower – John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw
  8. We heard the hours strike from the church- tower ten, eleven o'clock, midnight. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  9. Such a man- and of course Acacius was shrewd enough to see it- would have been a tower of strength to them. – The Arian Controversy by H. M. Gwatkin
  10. Let her be shut up in my great tower with her nurse and those who brought her here; and as for them, I will have their heads cut off. – The Red Fairy Book by Various
  11. They knew well that so long as the east wind continued to blow there could be no rise in the level of the water, and anxiously they looked from the walls and the old tower for signs of a change. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  12. The hall occupied the lower story of the tower – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  13. The door lies open, And the tower deserted. – The Purgatory of St. Patrick by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  14. The next morning they were favored with a short season of solemn communion, in which they were given to believe that the Name of the Lord would be their strong tower – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  15. Frank followed him into the room at the base of the tower and looked round. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  16. We followed our former line till we were in sight of the rock tower and then at once bore off to the right. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  17. Every time the King and Queen came to see her they were more delighted with her than before, but though she was weary of the tower and often begged them to take her away from it, they always refused. – The Red Fairy Book by Various
  18. 72. Tower Grove . – Love-or-Fame-and-Other-Poems by Sherrick, Fannie Isabel
  19. The following day, as everyone knows, I was conducted to the Tower – Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  20. It stood over beyond the White Tower in a part which visitors are not now allowed to see. – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson

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