HyperDic: tower

English > 4 senses of the word tower:
NOUNartifacttowera structure taller than its diameter
shapetower, column, pillaranything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
artifacttower, tugboat, tug, towboata powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger / larger ships
VERBstativetower, loom, predominate, hulkappear very large or occupy a commanding position
tower > pronunciation
Soundstaw'er
Rhymesbellflower ... willpower: 32 rhymes with awer...
English > tower: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger / larger building.
InstancesCN TowerA tower in Toronto
Eiffel TowerA wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889
Space NeedleA tower 605 feet tall in Seattle
Narrowerbarbican, barbacanA tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle)
beacon, lighthouse, beacon light, pharosA tower with a light that gives warning of shoals / shoals to passing ships
bell towerA tower that supports or shelters a bell
church towerThe tower of a church
clock towerA tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face
control towerA tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport
high-rise, tower blocktower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
minaretslender tower with balconies
mooring tower, mooring mastA tower for mooring airships
pylon, power pylonA large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
pylonA tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race
shot towertower of a kind once used to make shot
siloA cylindrical tower used for storing silage
steeple, spireA tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
supporting towerA tower that serves to support something
turretA small tower extending above a building
watchtowerAn observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies / enemies
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishtorre
Catalantorre
English > tower: 4 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningAnything that approximates the shape of a column or tower.
Example "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"
Synonymscolumn, pillar
NarrowercolumellaA small column (or structure resembling a column) that is a part of a plant or animal
hoodoo(geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock
Broadershape, formThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
Spanishcolumna
Catalancolumna
Verbstowerappear very large or occupy a commanding position
English > tower: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger / larger ships.
Synonymstugboat, tug, towboat
Partshelmsteering mechanism for a vessel
BroaderboatA small vessel for travel on water
Spanishremolcador
Catalanremolcador d'empenta, remolcador
Verbstowdrag behind
English > tower: 4 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningAppear very large or occupy a commanding position.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsloom, predominate, hulk
Broaderrise, lift, rearRise up
Spanishamenazar, elevarse, encumbrarse, predominar, torrar
Catalanelevar-se, encastellar-se, encimbellar, enlairar-se, predominar
Nounstoweranything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

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