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Definition 1: a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building - [noun denoting artifact]

(tower is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle)

(... is a kind of tower ) a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines

"power pylons are a favorite target for terrorists"

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race

(... is a kind of tower ) tower of a kind once used to make shot; molten lead was poured through a sieve and dropped into water

(... is a kind of tower ) a cylindrical tower used for storing silage

(... is a kind of tower ) a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower that serves to support something

(... is a kind of tower ) a small tower extending above a building

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower for mooring airships

(... is a kind of tower ) slender tower with balconies

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower that supports or shelters a bell

(... is a kind of tower ) the tower of a church

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face

(... is a kind of tower ) an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies

(... is a kind of tower ) a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport

(... is a kind of tower ) tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments

"`tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'"

(... is an instance of tower) a tower in Toronto; 1815 feet tall for broadcasting widely

(... is an instance of tower) a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure

(... is an instance of tower) a tower 605 feet tall in Seattle; a tourist attraction

Definition 2: a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tower in the sense of this definition

(tower is a kind of ...) a small vessel for travel on water

(tower is a part of ...) steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

Definition 3: anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where tower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for tower in the sense of this definition

(tower is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

(... is a kind of tower ) a small column (or structure resembling a column) that is a part of a plant or animal

(... is a kind of tower ) (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock

"a tall sandstone hoodoo"

Definition 4: appear very large or occupy a commanding position - [verb of stative]

Samples where tower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
  • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

Synonyms for tower in the sense of this definition

(tower is a kind of ...) rise up

"The building rose before them"

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