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Tower meaning

tower - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
  5. 5. A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
  6. 6. High flight; elevation.
  7. 7. To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
  8. 8. To soar into.
  9. 9. A lofty building; fortress.
  10. 10. To be lofty; rise aloft.

tower - examples of usage

  1. He now remarked a light from a window in the tower. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. He and his companions, he added, lived up among the neighbouring hills; and as they had been about at night, they had often seen strange lights, and heard strange sounds from the tower. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. There's a church tower among them trees, but you can't see it because 'tis hid. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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