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Definitions of tower

  1. A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
  2. 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.
  3. To be lofty; to rise and fly high; to soar.
  4. To rise into the air: to be lofty.
  5. To soar into.
  6. A lofty structure; a citadel; fortress.
  7. To rise like a tower.
  8. To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
  9. A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
  10. 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.
  11. 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"
  12. High flight; elevation.
  13. appear very large or occupy a commanding position; " The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; " Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
  14. a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
  15. To rise to a great height; to overtop other objects.
  16. A lofty building, standing alone or forming part of another: a fortress.
  17. 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.
  18. To be lofty; rise aloft.
  19. A lofty building, circular or square, consisting of many stories; a part of a building rising high above the main edifice; high flight; elevation.
  20. 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.
  21. A lofty building; fortress.
  22. a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  23. A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
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Usage examples for tower

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The following day, as everyone knows, I was conducted to the Tower. – Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 72. Tower Grove . – Love-or-Fame-and-Other-Poems by Sherrick, Fannie Isabel
  9. The door lies open, And the tower deserted. – The Purgatory of St. Patrick by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  10. The hall occupied the lower story of the tower. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Frank followed him into the room at the base of the tower and looked round. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. She found the door of her tower open. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. We'll drink to the Tower family and Oregon! – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
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