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4 definitions found
 for Towel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Towel \Tow"el\, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL.
     toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G.
     zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel,
     AS. [thorn]we['a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a],
     Sw. tv[*a], Dan. toe, Goth. [thorn]wahan. Cf. Doily.]
     A cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying
     anything wet, as the person after a bath.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Towel gourd (Bot.), the fruit of the cucurbitaceous plant
        Luffa Aegyptiaca; also, the plant itself. The fruit is
        very fibrous, and, when separated from its rind and seeds,
        is used as a sponge or towel. Called also Egyptian bath
        sponge, and dishcloth.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Towel \Tow"el\, v. t.
     To beat with a stick. [Prov. Eng.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  towel
      n 1: a rectangular piece of absorbent cloth (or paper) for
           drying or wiping
      v 1: wipe with a towel; "towel your hair dry"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "towel":
     air-dry, anhydrate, bake, blot, brush, burn, cure, dehumidify,
     dehydrate, desiccate, drain, dry, evaporate, exsiccate, fire,
     insolate, kiln, mummify, parch, rub, scorch, sear, shrivel, smoke,
     soak up, sponge, sun, sun-dry, swab, torrefy, weazen, wipe, wither,
     wizen
  
  

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