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tower1

tow·er1

tower1

 
 
pronunciation:
taU r
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a tall narrow building, a similar part of a building, or a separate, often unwalled, structure that rises high above the ground.
A flag was flying over the castle tower.There's a wonderful view from the observation tower.
 
similar words:
beacon, belfry, lookout, obelisk, overlook, pinnacle, spire, steeple, turret, ziggurat
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: towered, towering, towers
definition 1: to rise high or far above others; reach a great height.
At age 16, he now towers over his father.
similar words:
ascend, climb, lift, mount, peak, rise, soar, spire, stretch
definition 2: to be outstanding; surpass others.
She towered over the rest of the class in math.
synonyms:
exceed, excel, shine, transcend
similar words:
dominate, lead, predominate, prevail
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derivation: towerlike (adj.)
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