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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

I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you're in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower. In Egypt, the pyramids are right there. In the movies, every hotel has a monument right outside your window. My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the back alley.
Gilbert Gottfried

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

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
James Keller
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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