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Tower

Meanings and phrases

tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
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; column; pillar
  3. a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships; tugboat; tug; towboat

tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. appear very large or occupy a commanding position; loom; predominate; hulk

CN Tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tower in Toronto; 1815 feet tall for broadcasting widely

Eiffel Tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure

Leaning Tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tall round marble campanile in Pisa that is not perpendicular; construction was begun in 1174; Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tall round marble campanile in Pisa that is not perpendicular; construction was begun in 1174; Leaning Tower

Sears Tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a skyscraper built in Chicago in 1974; 1454 feet tall

Tower of Babel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another; Babel

Tower of London

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels

Tower of Pharos

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a great lighthouse (500 feet high) built at Alexandria in 285 BC

bell tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tower that supports or shelters a bell
E.g.
  • A fire on April 30, 1970 destroyed the bell tower.
  • The rebuilt bell tower has a ring of eight bells.
  • The front facade features a 2 1/2-story bell tower.

church tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the tower of a church
E.g.
  • Yet this is no church tower, but a free-standing keep tower".
  • The church tower has a peal of eight bells in the key of E flat.
  • It was originally intended for the church tower to have a spire.

clock tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face
E.g.
  • It is unknown when Bitola's clock tower was built.
  • The romanesque clock tower is from the 12th Century.
  • The clock tower was unveiled on 31 October 1888.

conning tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an armored pilothouse on a warship
  2. a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting
E.g.
  • The forward conning tower had 9 in thick sides.
  • Her conning tower had 12-inch-thick sides.

control tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport
E.g.
  • The control tower from the airfield is maintained as a museum.
  • The fort's last fire control tower was demolished in late 2001.
  • The air traffic control tower was demolished in the fall of 2013.

cooling tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a cooling system used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolant
E.g.
  • A large cooling tower was added in 1954 and was the largest in Europe at the time.
  • The station used a single hyperboloid induced draft cooling tower, which stood tall.
  • The "chaudron", the plant's old cooling tower is the only remnant of the plant's presence.

fire tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a watchtower where a lookout is posted to watch for fires
E.g.
  • Another fire tower was soon opened in Barakula State Forest.
  • A fire tower addition was built in 1936.
  • In spring of 2010, the fire tower was completely rehabilitated.

ivory tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place

martello tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a circular masonry fort for coastal defence

mooring tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tower for mooring airships; mooring mast

observation tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings; lookout; lookout station; observatory
E.g.
  • A spur trail connects to an observation tower atop Great Hill.
  • An observation tower is located on the forest's Prospect Hill Tract.
  • It features a restaurant, outdoor playground and an observation tower.

shot tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tower of a kind once used to make shot; molten lead was poured through a sieve and dropped into water

signal tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains; signal box

supporting tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tower that serves to support something

tower block

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments; high-rise
E.g.
  • Embassy Court was Brighton's first tower block.
  • The first tower block, named Hoogoord, was completed in 1968.
  • The nearby Bedford Hotel provided a model of a mixed-use tower block with hotel accommodation below residential flats.

tower cress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. European cress having stiff erect stems; sometimes placed in genus Turritis; tower mustard; Arabis turrita
  2. or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe; tower mustard; Turritis glabra; Arabis glabra

tower mustard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. European cress having stiff erect stems; sometimes placed in genus Turritis; tower cress; Arabis turrita
  2. or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe; tower cress; Turritis glabra; Arabis glabra

tower of strength

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort; pillar of strength

water tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large reservoir for water
E.g.
  • The school was located opposite the water tower.
  • At the very top of the neighborhood is a water tower.
  • This was housed in a shed next to the former water tower.

tower was built

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is unknown when Bitola's clock tower was built.
  • The tower was built sometime between 1586 and 1617.
  • The tower was built at the end of the 16th century.

west tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The west tower is built of slate and of two stages.
  • The west tower is above low water, with of masonry.
  • The church has a nave, a chancel, and a west tower.

central tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The central tower rises to an open crown steeple.
  • The central tower has two Windows, and one side.
  • The central tower is decorated with gargoyles.

square tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was a short, square tower constructed of wood.
  • The 57-foot high square tower was added in 1912.
  • The structure is dominated by a central, square tower.

office tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Upon opening, it was Las Vegas' only Class A green office tower.
  • Radio Network House was a 14-storey office tower constructed in 1986.
  • The building was razed in 1972 to make way for a 33-story office tower.

tower house

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Derryhiveny Castle is a tower house of four storeys.
  • "Peel tower": A small fortified keep or tower house.
  • Daniel then set about building himself a tower house.

new tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The new tower was opened in 2012 with 38 floors.
  • The new tower was inaugurated on April 9, 1935.
  • A new tower was activated in September 2009.

round tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The large round tower was in height and in diameter.
  • It is similar to the round tower at neighbouring Little Saxham.
  • It is asymmetric in plan and has a round tower with a conical roof.

tower was added

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1892 a tower was added and a reredos installed.
  • The 57-foot high square tower was added in 1912.
  • The tower was added in the years after 1500.

tower blocks

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • These tower blocks were 19, 19 and 16 storeys high respectively.
  • Two of the tower blocks have 14 storeys while the other two have 12.
  • Some tower blocks were demolished and replaced by small-scale, low-rise residential areas.

main tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At the center of the castle stands the main tower.
  • Its main tower is featured in the town's emblem.
  • According to Foekema, it looks like the "nose" of the main tower.

tower built

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It replaced an octagonal granite tower built in 1839.
  • The Funkturm Berlin is a -tall lattice radio tower built between 1924 and 1926.
  • On the west side of the church there is an adjacent quadrangular tower built in 1806.

tower located

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is a truss tower located in the summit of Poppenberg.
  • There is a clock tower located in the Edmonton Court of Portage Place.
  • Torre Rossa The Torre Rossa (Italian for "Red Tower") is a Romanesque tower located in Asti, Italy.

residential tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On its site a new tall residential tower was built.
  • In 1996, Vi purchased its first residential tower of La Jolla Village in San Diego, California.
  • In 1918 they acquired a corn tower near Regen, which they refurbished into a residential tower.

corner tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The exterior features Flemish-style gables and a corner tower.
  • This range incorporated an earlier corner tower and the 14th-century chapel.
  • This castle was destroyed by fire in 1755, with the exception of the corner tower.

tower is located

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The KRDK-TV tower is located just from the KVLY tower.
  • Maasthiyar's memorial tower is located in the village.
  • A water tower is located on the hill.

stone tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The stone tower mill was built in 1822 with four floors and a thatched "cap".
  • Scheffer, for reasons of cost, planned a small wooden bell tower instead of a stone tower.
  • The lighthouse is a small, square, stone keeper's cottage with a cylindrical stone tower, high.

octagonal tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The new octagonal tower was completed in 1934.
  • The octagonal tower is crowned by a crenellated battlement.
  • The house features an octagonal tower on its northeast corner.

tower contains

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The tower contains three bells which are hung dead.
  • The small, squat tower contains a set of 8 tubular bells.
  • The 21-story tower contains 90 residences.

lookout tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Warwick Fire Tower is a fire lookout tower on the summit of the mountain.
  • After the wooden tower burnt down, a modern fire lookout tower was built in 1960.
  • A wooden fire lookout tower was constructed on Bear Swamp Hill (elevation ) in 1915.

radio tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A fire tower originally stood where the WJMJ radio tower now stands.
  • The flagpole in North Korea actually is a radio tower with a flag on top.
  • The Aufi is a radio tower in steel and concrete, with a diameter of 6 metres.

tower was completed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The new octagonal tower was completed in 1934.
  • The broadcast tower was completed by 1953.
  • Construction began in 2007 and the tower was completed 2009.

tower houses

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The tower houses the theater entrance and box office.
  • The Martello tower houses the RMC Museum.
  • The tower houses a ring of four bells.
E.g.
  • The tower was constructed shortly after 1532.
  • A photo finish tower was constructed in 1952.
  • The tower was constructed in limestone.

transmitter tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • KQED's transmitter tower was originally on San Bruno Mountain.
  • The KNTV transmitter tower is now located on San Bruno Mountain.
  • The transmitter tower is off Park Hamilton Boulevard in Pine Hills.

tower and spire

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1869 the tower and spire were added.
  • In 1971 the church was demolished except for the tower and spire.
  • In 1998 the tower and spire were also demolished to make way for a shopping complex.

tower mill

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • About south of Lower Tysoe is an 18th-century tower mill.
  • The stone tower mill was built in 1822 with four floors and a thatched "cap".
  • Stembridge Mill is a tower mill, a type of windmill which consists of a brick or stone tower, on top of which sits a roof or cap which can be turned to bring the sails into the wind.

north tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The north tower has a gabled roof.
  • The rope mechanism of the north tower can be seen as visitors exit the lift.
  • The north tower contains four bells, the largest of which weighs 3000 pounds.

tall tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The antennas for both systems rotate atop a tall tower.
  • The fire rose through the 168-foot tall tower sending ashes across the city.
  • They plan to bring down Vetvix's ship using the antenna on top of a tall tower nearby.

transmission tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 2003, a new transmission tower was erected.
  • At its summit there is a television transmission tower.
  • The transmitter has an old and a new transmission tower.

tower stands

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Finished in 2008, the tower stands 269 metres tall.
  • Its tower stands on the west side of the church.
  • The bell tower stands alone, quite separate from the church.

brick tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The lighthouse is a tall white brick tower on a granite foundation.
  • The four-storey tarred red brick tower had walls, was high and had a base.
  • The light was in a brick tower, built by the Colony of South Carolina in 1767.

tower rises

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The central tower rises to an open crown steeple.
  • A square bell tower rises to the church's left.
  • The tower rises 20 floors and in height.

broadcast tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The broadcast tower was completed by 1953.
  • A KREM broadcast tower was also attacked in 1992 at Baldy Beacon in the Cayo District.
  • Studios are located in Newton and its broadcast tower is located east of Lincolnton, North Carolina at ().

watch tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • During the War of 1812, the observatory was used as a watch tower.
  • A stone observation tower patterned after a medieval watch tower stands at the summit.
  • The brick watch tower at the intersection of the two streets is now a protected structure.

south tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The south tower was built in the 16th century and at the top bears a 17th-century "flèche".
  • As the south tower burned, she asked the operator, ""Can you stay on the line with me, please?
  • The building was completely buried by the collapse of the south tower of the World Trade Center.

tower above

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its twin spires are 96.1 metres tall, and tower above the town's rooftops.
  • There are eight braced sections to the tower above an unbraced bottom section.
  • There were many Greek philosophers, but three names tower above the rest: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

wooden tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1864 a wooden tower was built that lasted until 1873.
  • To the west, it had a small wooden tower.
  • In 1864 the wooden tower and dormer window were both swept away.

second tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was opened in connection with the second tower.
  • In 1870, a second tower was built in its east side.
  • This second tower greatly increased the available office space.

tower dates

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The current tower dates from the 16th century.
  • The tower dates from the late 15th century.
  • The bell tower dates to the 16th century.

original tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The original tower was replaced with the present lighthouse in 1857.
  • The original tower was replaced in 1824 by Smith's stepson Robert Stevenson.
  • Carman’s original tower was replaced with the current structure in the early 1980s.

hotel tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The island's hotel tower doubled for the film's "Starliner Tower" apartment building.
  • The second hotel tower opened in 1984 along with the showroom, and the third tower was opened in 1989.
  • By April 1999, there were plans to add a 19-story hotel tower to the property, adding an additional 507 rooms.

tower near

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The slide tower near the entrance contains the park's main thrill slides.
  • On August 13, 1963, channel 11 moved to its current tower near Blanchard.
  • In 1918 they acquired a corn tower near Regen, which they refurbished into a residential tower.

old tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The old tower was built between 1936 and 1937.
  • The old tower was demolished by Reginald Earl of Cornwall.
  • It seems that the old tower lasted till 1602 when it blew down.

tower was erected

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 2003, a new transmission tower was erected.
  • The clock tower was erected around 1800–50.
  • The tower was erected in 1956, it is tall and made of reinforced concrete.

high tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The house was originally an Elizabethan red brick house with an 80 foot high tower.
  • Also known as the Torre del Homenaje, it contains the Gallery and the 25-meter high tower.
  • Torre dei Lamberti The Torre dei Lamberti is an 84 m high tower in Verona, northern Italy.

western tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • From 1473 to 1521, the western tower was built around the Romanesque tower.
  • The eastern tower dates from 1067–68, and the western tower dates from 1093.
  • The church had a large western tower, with a clockface, and had a graveyard.

first tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Embassy Court was Brighton's first tower block.
  • The first tower was built of stones found on the island.
  • The first tower was built in 1984, and the second in 2001.
E.g.
  • The air traffic control tower was demolished in the fall of 2013.
  • Improvements over the years include runway lights in 1935 to the new air traffic control tower in 2005.
  • In 1930, the airport was the site of the first airfield lighting system and the first air traffic control tower.

tower collapsed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1968, the right tower collapsed after a storm.
  • He and 36 other officers died when the tower collapsed.
  • The bell tower collapsed in 1405 and was rebuilt in 1425.

tallest tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The tallest tower was topped-out in September 2007.
  • The largest and tallest tower is the Crown Tower on the southwest corner.
  • The CN Tower was the tallest tower by this definition until 2010 (see below).
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