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Meaning of TOWER

Pronunciation:  'towur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
  2. [n]  a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [v]  appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
 

TOWER is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: column, hulk, loom, pillar, predominate, towboat, tug, tugboat
 
 See Also: barbacan, barbican, beacon, beacon light, bell tower, boat, church tower, clock tower, construction, control tower, Eiffel Tower, form, helm, high-rise, lift, lighthouse, minaret, mooring mast, mooring tower, pharos, pylon, rear, rise, shape, shot tower, silo, spire, steeple, structure, supporting tower, tower block, turret, watchtower

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tow"er\, n. [OE. tour,tor,tur, F. tour, L. turris; akin
    to Gr. ?; cf. W. twr a tower, Ir. tor a castle, Gael. torr a
    tower, castle. Cf. {Tor}, {Turret}.]
    1. (Arch.)
       (a) A mass of building standing alone and insulated,
           usually higher than its diameter, but when of great
           size not always of that proportion.
       (b) 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.
       (c) 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.
    
    2. A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
    
             Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower
             from the enemy.                       --Ps. lxi. 3.
    
    3. A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about
       the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also,
       any high headdress.
    
             Lay trains of amorous intrigues In towers, and
             curls, and periwigs.                  --Hudibras.
    
    4. High flight; elevation. [Obs.] --Johnson.
    
    {Gay Lussac's tower} (Chem.), a large tower or chamber used
       in the sulphuric acid process, to absorb (by means of
       concentrated acid) the spent nitrous fumes that they may
       be returned to the Glover's tower to be reemployed. See
       {Sulphuric acid}, under {Sulphuric}, and {Glover's tower},
       below.
    
    {Glover's tower} (Chem.), a large tower or chamber used in
       the manufacture of sulphuric acid, to condense the crude
       acid and to deliver concentrated acid charged with nitrous
       fumes. These fumes, as a catalytic, effect the conversion
       of sulphurous to sulphuric acid. See {Sulphuric acid},
       under {Sulphuric}, and {Gay Lussac's tower}, above.
    
    {Round tower}. See under {Round}, a.
    
    {Shot tower}. See under {Shot}.
    
    {Tower bastion} (Fort.), a bastion of masonry, often with
       chambers beneath, built at an angle of the interior
       polygon of some works.
    
    {Tower mustard} (Bot.), the cruciferous plant {Arabis
       perfoliata}.
    
    {Tower of London}, a collection of buildings in the eastern
       part of London, formerly containing a state prison, and
       now used as an arsenal and repository of various objects
       of public interest.
    
    
  2. \Tow"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {towered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {towering}.]
    To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high;
    hence, to soar.
    
          On the other side an high rock towered still.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
          My lord protector's hawks do tower so well. --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Tow"er\, v. t.
    To soar into. [Obs.] --Milton.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a tower in your dream means high hopes and aspirations. If you are looking down from a tower, then it suggests your perceived superiority over others. Your ego may also be inflated. Seeing a water tower in your dream, suggests that you are keeping your emotions inside. You may be unable to express your feelings, especially feelings of love. Alternatively, it indicates a false sense of security. Dreaming that you are climbing a tower indicates you quest for spirituality and unconscious ideas that may be surfacing.
 

 

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