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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

'The Panorama' is also the last place anywhere in New York where the World Trade Center still stands, whole, as it stood in the early morning of September 11. I can also see the corner where I saw the first tower fall and howled out loud. Seeing the buildings again here is uplifting, healing.
Jerry Saltz

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

A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.
William Lyon Phelps

I haven't seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven't seen anything. I don't really care.
Tyra Banks
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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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