Tower - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtaʊər|  American pronunciation of the word tower
Brit.  |ˈtaʊə|  British pronunciation of the word tower


- a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
- anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower(syn: column, pillar)
- a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships (syn: towboat, tug, tugboat)


- appear very large or occupy a commanding position (syn: hulk, loom, predominate)


...a hill from which one can gaze upon the towers of that great and historic city...

She had a tower of lace on her head.

The bell tower was added to the church in 1848.

He towered over his mother.

Mozart towers over all other composers.

The Tower, Tower of London, His Majesty's Tower

a tower of dust rose above the horizon

The next stop is Main Street and Tower Square.

A tower rising above the little town

The pilot radioed in to the control tower.

...when it was brand-new, the Eiffel Tower was considered as ugly an erection as Europe had ever seen...

A tribute to tenacity, the free ascent of Trango Tower was the fulfillment of a cowboy climber's dream.

...a tower aspiring towards the heavens...

They did not carry this tower to the height it now is.

He was closely confined in the Tower.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tower
he/she/it: towers
present participle: towering
past tense: towered
past participle: towered
singular: tower
plural: towers
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