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/ˈtou(ə)r/,
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towers, plural;
  1. Rise to or reach a great height
    • - he seemed to tower over everyone else
  2. (of a bird) Soar to a great height, esp. (of a falcon) so as to be able to swoop down on the quarry

Noun
  1. A tall narrow building, either freestanding or forming part of a building such as a church or castle

  2. A tall structure that houses machinery, operators, etc

  3. A tall structure used as a receptacle or for storage
    • - a CD tower
  4. A tall pile or mass of something
    • - a titanic tower of garbage
  5. A place of defense; a protection


  1. a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
  2. loom: appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
  3. column: anything that approximates 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"
  4. tugboat: a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  5. (towering) eminent: of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"
  6. Towers are tall structures that are almost always taller than they are wide, usually by a significant margin. Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone or as part of a larger structure.
  7. A control tower, or more specifically an air traffic control tower, is the name of the airport building from which the air traffic control unit controls the movement of aircraft on and around the airport. ...
  8. Lyoko is a fictional virtual world in the French animated television series Code Lyoko.
  9. Tower is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in X-Factor #2.
  10. Merewether Clock Tower or Merewether TowerJ.W. Smyth, Gazetteer of the Province of Sind B Vol 1 Karachi District, Government Central Press, Bombay 1919. Reprinted by Pakistan Herald Publications Ltd, Karachi Pg 62 is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
  11. Several people have been named Tower: * Charlemagne Tower (1809-1889), American lawyer, soldier, and capitalist * Charlemagne Tower, Jr. ...
  12. A structure, usually taller than it is wide, often used as a lookout, usually unsupported by guy-wires; Any item, such as a computer case, that is usually higher than it is wide; An interlocking tower; The sixteenth trump or Major Arcana card in many Tarot decks, deemed an ill omen; To be ...
  13. (towered) Equipped with a tower
  14. (TOWERS) The guyed poles portion of the “A” net system that support the high line.
  15. (Towers (back)) ubiquity_zh on Flickr
  16. (Towers) An edifice which rests on earth and, mystically speaking, aspires upwards toward heaven; coming under the general description of high places appropriate, like mountaintops and other natural and artificial elevations, to the worship of celestial powers. ...
  17. (Towers) Set at intervals in both outer and inner walls, towers were strong points from which fire could be concentrated. ...
  18. (towers) when something is taller than something else
  19. To dream of seeing a tower, denotes that you will aspire to high elevations. If you climb one, you will succeed in your wishes, but if the tower crumbles as you descend, you will be disappointed in your hopes. See Ladder.
  20. Steel mast used instead of a spar tree at the landing for cable yarding (22).
  21. (Short for towering cumulus), a cloud element showing appreciable upward vertical development.
  22. A structure that supports a wind generator, usually high in the air.
  23. A steel structure found along transmission lines which is used to support conductors
  24. The tower at a training area or fire station.
  25. Literally, this is a reference to Warren Hall. Often, this is a figurative reference to the high-level administration working there.