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Definitions of tower

  1. To rise and fly high; to soar; to be lofty. Tower of London, an ancient citadel on the Thames, containing an arsenal, &c. Tower-bastion, a small tower made in the form of bastions, with rooms or cells beneath for men and guns. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To soar into. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To rise to a great height; to overtop other objects. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To rise into the air: to be lofty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To be lofty; rise aloft. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To rise like a tower. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To be lofty; to rise and fly high; to soar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. High flight; elevation. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A high structure, square or circular, rising above its surroundings, and either standing alone or attached to a building; as, a watchtower; a church tower; a citadel or fortress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A lofty building, standing alone or forming part of another: a fortress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A lofty building; fortress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A lofty structure; a citadel; fortress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A lofty building, circular or square, consisting of many stories; a part of a building rising high above the main edifice; high flight; elevation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. She was not here when I arrived; and I saw her for the first time at the tower – John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw
  2. We followed our former line till we were in sight of the rock tower and then at once bore off to the right. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
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