Synonyms of tower
1 columnDictionary • an eleventh-century house with 120-foot high towers
column • Great stone steps led past Greek columns to the main building.
pillar • the pillars supporting the roof
steeple • The church had a steeple, a bell tower and a clock.
obelisk • The obelisk was erected in his memory in 1812.
2 strongholdDictionary • troops occupied the first two floors of the tower
stronghold • Shetland is the last stronghold of otters in the British Isles.
castle • They were given a guided tour of the medieval castle.
fort • Soldiers inside the fort are under sustained attack.
keep • the parts of the keep open to visitors
fortress • a 13th-century fortress
citadel • The citadel at Besançon towered above the river.
fortification • troops stationed just behind the fortification
riseDictionary • He stood up and towered over her. often with over
rise • The building rose before him.
loom • He loomed over me.
top • How are you ever going to top that?
rear • The exhibition hall reared above me behind a high fence.
soar • The steeple soars skyward.
surpass • He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
ascend • They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
be head and shoulders above
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ascendIf something ascends, it moves up, usually vertically or into the air.
• They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
castleA castle is a large building with thick, high walls. Castles were built by important people, such as kings, in former times, especially for protection during wars and battles.
• They were given a guided tour of the medieval castle.
citadelIn the past, a citadel was a strong building in or near a city, where people could shelter for safety.
• The citadel at Besançon towered above the river.
Thesaurus for tower from the Collins English Thesaurus
a tall, usually square or circular structure, sometimes part of a larger building and usually built for a specific purpose
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