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Tower appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Five or six big jet planes zoomed quickly by the tower. (44 letters)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb tower:


Tower is sometimes a misspelling of towers or town.

The word tower is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun tower

What does tower mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: towers

  1. a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: construction / structure = a thing constructed
    • more specific terms:
      • barbacan / barbican = a tower that is part of a defensive structure
      • beacon light / lighthouse / beacon / pharos = a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
      • bell tower = a tower that supports or shelters a bell
      • church tower = the tower of a church
      • clock tower = a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face
      • control tower = a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport
      • tower block / high-rise = tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
      • minaret = slender tower with balconies
      • mooring tower / mooring mast = a tower for mooring airships
      • power pylon / pylon = a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
      • pylon = a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race
      • shot tower = tower of a kind once used to make shot
      • silo = a cylindrical tower used for storing silage
      • steeple / spire = a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
      • supporting tower = a tower that serves to support something
      • turret = a small tower extending above a building
      • watchtower = an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies
    • instances:
      • CN Tower = a tower in Toronto
      • Eiffel Tower = a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889
      • Space Needle = a tower 605 feet tall in Seattle
  2. anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    • example: a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonyms of tower: column / pillar
    • more generic words: form / shape = the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    • more specific words:
      • columella = a small column (or structure resembling a column) that is a part of a plant or animal
      • hoodoo = a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock
  3. a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of tower: towboat / tug / tugboat
    • more generic word: boat = a small vessel for travel on water
    • part: helm = steering mechanism for a vessel

Alternative definition of the noun tower


  1. A structure, usually taller than it is wide, often used as a lookout, usually unsupported by guy-wires.
  2. [figuratively] Any item, such as a computer case, that is usually higher than it is wide.
  3. [informal] An interlocking tower.
  4. The sixteenth trump or Major Arcana card in many Tarot decks, deemed an ill omen.
  5. One who tows.

Definition of the verb tower

What does tower mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: towered | towering | towers

  1. appear very large or occupy a commanding position


  1. Tower is a city located in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 500.
  2. Tower a.k.a. Torre is the highest point of Mainland Portugal, and the second most elevated of the Portuguese Republic. This point is not a distinctive mountain summit, but rather the highest point in a mountain range. Torre has an unusual feature of being a summit that is accessible by paved road, the Regional Road 339, formerly National Road 339.
  3. Tower is one of the 25 wards of the City of London and takes its name from its proximity to the Tower of London. The ward covers the area of the City that is closest to the Tower.
  4. Tower is a Venue in San Diego.
    • also known as The Tower Bar, The Tower

There are other places with in their name, like BT Tower, CN Tower, Tower II, AXA Tower, Ice Tower, KPN Tower, Sky Tower, Sun Tower, Tom Tower, UTS Tower, WNB Tower, Bell tower, City Tower, Coit Tower, Eask Tower, Gate tower, HHHR Tower, Iron Tower, Peel tower and Post Tower.


Tower is a musical group.

  • albums: "Mercury", "The Swan Princess"


Tower is a publisher.


Tower is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in X-Factor #2.


  1. "Tower" is the twenty-fifth album by the Finnish experimental rock band Circle. It was recorded in collaboration with Mika Rintala, who appears here under the alias Verde.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  2. "Tower" is a composition.
  3. "Tower" is a musical single of Salyu.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Tower" is a musical album of An Pierlé.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  5. "Tower" is a musical single of Schrasj.
    • released in (20 years ago)


"Tower" is a book written by Ken Bruen and Reed Coleman.


  1. "Tower" a.k.a. "The Tower" is a 2012 South Korean disaster thriller film about a fire that breaks out in a luxury skyscraper in central Seoul on Christmas Eve. The film is directed by Kim Ji-hoon, and stars Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Sang-kyung and Son Ye-jin in the lead roles. It was released in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012.
  2. "Tower" is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Kazik Radwanski.
  3. Tower a.k.a. The 3rd Hospital is a 2012 South Korean medical drama, starring Kim Seung-woo, Oh Ji-ho, Kim Min-jung and Sooyoung of Girls' Generation. It centers on the conflicts between Western and Eastern medicine and the rivalry between two brothers who espouse them. It aired on cable channel tvN from September 5 to November 8, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.


  1. Tower was a slab serif typeface designed by Morris Fuller Benton for American Type Founders, and based upon his earlier design for Stymie, but with straight sides to the round letters emphasizing the vertical appearance. Tower Italic was designed but not cast. In 1936, Tower Bold was started by the same designer, but was instead made into Stymie Bold Condensed.
    • also known as Constructa
  2. Tower: In category theory, a branch of abstract mathematics, a tower is defined as follows.

Phrases with Tower

Phrases starting with the word Tower:

  1. tower over
  2. tower block
  3. Tower Crane
  4. tower cress

Phrases ending with the word Tower:

  1. cn tower
  2. bell tower
  3. fire tower
  4. shot tower
  5. Chain Tower
  6. clock tower
  7. ivory tower
  8. radio tower
  9. sears tower
  10. water tower
  11. church tower
  12. eiffel tower
  13. signal tower
  14. conning tower
  15. control tower
  16. cooling tower

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tower

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Google previewA New and Popular Pictorial Description of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and the British Islands (1847)

The White Tower is a large, square, irregular building, erected in 1070, by Gan- dulph, bishop of Rochester. The walls, which are eleven feet...

Within the White Tower is the ancient chapel of St. John, originally used by the English mon- archs .

Google previewThe Guide to Knowledge (1833)

by William Pinnock

The White Tower is a large square irregular building, situated almost in the centre , no one side answering to another, nor...

Google previewTaken From The Night (2012)

A Witch's Encounter With God by S. A. Tower

Tower is a former initiated witch with over 10 years of experience in witchcraft.

Google previewAlcatraz Island Historic Preservation and Safety Construction Program, San Francisco County (2001)

Environmental Impact Statement

WATER TOWER The Water Tower is a visually prominent structure located on the northern end of the Island (see Figure...

The tower is an elevated steel tank located on six crossbraced steel legs anchored to concrete foundations.

Google previewExcursions in the county of Essex [by T.K. Cromwell]. (1818)

by Thomas Kitson Cromwell

The tower is an octagon, crowned with a shingled spire. William de...

Google previewLondon in 1850-1851. From the Geographical dictionary, etc (1851)

by John Ramsay McCulloch

THE TOWER AND THE ROYAL MINT. 27 against it. The Tower was a royal palace during more than five centuries. It was long, also, and still in fact is, a state prison; and several royal personages, and some of our highest nobles, and most ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1985)

Volume 23 - Fluid Flow: Two-Phase Design to Froth Flotation by John J. McKetta Jr

through an absorber tower (vent gas scrubber). where methyl formate ant methano1 vapors are scrubbed from the off-gas with cold methanol. Th( liquid from the gas-liquid separator and the methanol from the vent ga: scrubber base are fed to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages (1838)

Including Words Used by Ancient and Modern Authors in Treating of Architectural and Other Antiquities ... Also, Biographical Notices of Ancient Architects by John Britton, George Godwin

a tower, or building appropriated to a clock, with a bell or bells. The clochier, or bell-tower of old St. Paul's cathedral, London, which stood at the east end of the churchyard, contained a bell which was ...

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Quotes about Tower

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)
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Scrabble value of T1O1W4E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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