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6 definitions found
 for tower
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tower \Tow"er\, n. [OE. tour,tor,tur, F. tour, L. turris; akin
     to Gr. ?; cf. W. twr a tower, Ir. tor a castle, Gael. torr a
     tower, castle. Cf. Tor, Turret.]
     1. (Arch.)
        (a) A mass of building standing alone and insulated,
            usually higher than its diameter, but when of great
            size not always of that proportion.
        (b) 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.
        (c) 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.
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     2. A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
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              Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower
              from the enemy.                       --Ps. lxi. 3.
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     3. A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about
        the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also,
        any high headdress.
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              Lay trains of amorous intrigues
              In towers, and curls, and periwigs.   --Hudibras.
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     4. High flight; elevation. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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     Gay Lussac's tower (Chem.), a large tower or chamber used
        in the sulphuric acid process, to absorb (by means of
        concentrated acid) the spent nitrous fumes that they may
        be returned to the Glover's tower to be reemployed. See
        Sulphuric acid, under Sulphuric, and Glover's tower,
        below.
  
     Glover's tower (Chem.), a large tower or chamber used in
        the manufacture of sulphuric acid, to condense the crude
        acid and to deliver concentrated acid charged with nitrous
        fumes. These fumes, as a catalytic, effect the conversion
        of sulphurous to sulphuric acid. See Sulphuric acid,
        under Sulphuric, and Gay Lussac's tower, above.
  
     Round tower. See under Round, a.
  
     Shot tower. See under Shot.
  
     Tower bastion (Fort.), a bastion of masonry, often with
        chambers beneath, built at an angle of the interior
        polygon of some works.
  
     Tower mustard (Bot.), the cruciferous plant Arabis
        perfoliata.
  
     Tower of London, a collection of buildings in the eastern
        part of London, formerly containing a state prison, and
        now used as an arsenal and repository of various objects
        of public interest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tower \Tow"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. towered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     towering.]
     To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high;
     hence, to soar.
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           On the other side an high rock towered still.
                                                    --Spenser.
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           My lord protector's hawks do tower so well. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tower \Tow"er\, v. t.
     To soar into. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tower
      n 1: a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be
           attached to a larger building
      2: anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower;
         "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of
         dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke
         betrayed their campsite" [syn: column, tower, pillar]
      3: a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
         [syn: tugboat, tug, towboat, tower]
      v 1: appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The
           huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large
           shadows loomed on the canyon wall" [syn: loom, tower,
           predominate, hulk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  210 Moby Thesaurus words for "tower":
     Texas tower, acropolis, antenna tower, architecture, arise, ascend,
     barbican, bastion, beachhead, beacon, bedrock, belfry, bell tower,
     belvedere, bench mark, bleachers, blockhouse, blossom, bookmark,
     brew, bridge, bridgehead, building, bulk, bulk large, bunker,
     burgeon, buss the clouds, cairn, campanile, castle, catstone,
     champion, citadel, colossus, column, come up, conning tower,
     construct, construction, court, cupola, curl upwards, defender,
     derrick, develop, dome, donjon, dungeon, edifice, erection,
     establishment, exceed, fabric, fasthold, fastness, fire tower,
     flourish, fort, fortress, foundation, gallery, garrison,
     garrison house, gather, gazebo, germinate, go up, grandstand, grow,
     grow up, hold, house, hypertrophy, increase, keep, landmark,
     lantern, levitate, lighthouse, lightship, lookout, loom,
     loom large, loophole, mansion, mark, marker, martello,
     martello tower, mast, mature, menhir, milepost, milestone, minaret,
     monument, mote, motte, mount, mushroom, obelisk, observation post,
     observation tower, observatory, outgrow, outlook, outsoar,
     outstrip, overdevelop, overgrow, overlook, overtop, packaged house,
     pagoda, palace, palais, palatial residence, palazzo, patron,
     patroness, peanut gallery, peel, peel tower, peephole, pharos,
     pilaster, pile, pillar, pillbox, pinnacle, platform, pole, post,
     prefab, prefabrication, prison, procreate, protector, protectress,
     pullulate, pylon, pyramid, rath, rear, rear up, reproduce,
     ringside, ringside seat, rise, rise above, rise up, rock, safehold,
     safekeeper, seamark, shaft, shoot up, sighthole, skyscraper, soar,
     spiral, spire, spring up, sprout, sprout up, stand on tiptoe,
     stand out, stand up, standpipe, steeple, strong point, stronghold,
     structure, stupa, superstructure, surge, swarm up, sweep up,
     television mast, thrive, top gallery, tope, tour, tower above,
     tower of strength, tower over, transcend, turret, up, upgo, upgrow,
     upheave, uprise, upshoot, upspear, upspin, upspring, upsprout,
     upstream, upsurge, upswarm, upwind, vegetate, villa, ward,
     watchtower, water tower, wax, windmill tower
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Tower, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    479
     Housing Units (2000): 295
     Land area (2000):     2.708809 sq. miles (7.015783 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.402133 sq. miles (1.041520 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.110942 sq. miles (8.057303 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            65272
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             47.806844 N, 92.279442 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     55790
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Tower, MN
      Tower
  

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