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Definition of Tower

Tower

  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. 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. 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. A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
  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. High flight; elevation.
  7. To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
  8. To soar into.

Tower Quotations

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Saint Augustine

Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. We have. We've blunted the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead.
Barack Obama

Living in a community with very wounded people, I came to see that I had lived most of my life as a tightrope artist trying to walk on a high, thin cable from one tower to the other, always waiting for the applause when I had not fallen off and broken my leg.
Henri Nouwen

A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.
Rudyard Kipling

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
Dante Alighieri
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Tower Translations

tower in Afrikaans is toring
tower in Dutch is toren
tower in Finnish is torni
tower in French is tour
tower in German is Turm
tower in Italian is torre
tower in Portuguese is torre
tower in Spanish is torre
tower in Swedish is torn

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