Definition of 'tower'
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Unlike many of their colleagues, they were not just working in ivory towers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were early tower blocks : some successful, others not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His team has taken down more than 150 tower blocks and about 50 hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ancient palaces and concrete tower blocks had crumbled in Kathmandu valley, where bodies were being unearthed from the rubble. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A vast tower block hotel just across from Edgware Road. The Sun (2016)It has lots of old buildings and towers. The Sun (2009)The control tower will talk you down to land. The Sun (2010)This goes on all the way into the ivory towers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Go straight ahead and you will see this impressive square tower on your left. On the Trail of Merlin - a guide to the Celtic mystery tradition (1991)Workers on the upper floors of the southern tower could see people jumping. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tower may come as a bit of a surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Living with towers of boxes is depressing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has the picture of him and his father beneath the twin towers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You could build a tower to the moon. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The shadow of the church tower nudged across the far side of the plaza mayor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tickets for the viewing platform of the tallest tower in the western hemisphere are now on sale. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That and fearsome beasts toppling tower blocks like dominoes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The airport has no control tower and does not require pilots to check in with security. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These ivory tower dwellers have no idea of the real world. The Sun (2014)He was physically large and tended to tower over people. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She may make a tower of these cells. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The door of the colonial church and bell tower is sealed with a rusty padlock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The simulator mimics the view, equipment and layout of the new control tower building. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That box is culled from two floor-to-ceiling towers of boxes that he keeps in his cell. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bedroom is set in a circular stone tower, with a shaded spa bath ingeniously hidden in the base. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A tower rises from the ground, surrounded by mirrors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then we clambered up the square tower's dark staircase and two ladders to reach the top, catch our breath and gasp at the splendid view. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'tower'
British English: tower /ˈtaʊə/ NOUN
A tower is a tall narrow structure that is often part of a castle.
...a castle with high towers.
- American English: tower
- Arabic: بُرْج
- Brazilian Portuguese: torre
- Chinese: 塔
- Croatian: toranj
- Czech: věž
- Danish: tårn
- Dutch: toren gebouw
- European Spanish: torre
- Finnish: torni
- French: tour bâtiment
- German: Turm
- Greek: πύργος
- Italian: torre
- Japanese: 塔
- Korean: 탑
- Norwegian: tårn
- Polish: wieża
- European Portuguese: torre
- Romanian: turn
- Russian: башня
- Spanish: torre
- Swedish: torn
- Thai: ตึกสูง
- Turkish: kule
- Ukrainian: вежа
- Vietnamese: tháp
British English: tower VERB
Someone or something that towers over surrounding people or things is a lot taller than they are.
He stood up and towered over her.
Definition of tower from the Collins English Dictionary
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