Synonyms for tower
- cloud buster
- high rise
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TOWER
The tower rises above the crossing, and is crowned by sixteen pinnacles.
This stone was thrown at the sainted Stephen, and the other two are from the Tower of Babel.
The garrison of the fort aided the tower guard by their fire.
He waited eagerly to hear the clock of the tower of Loewestein strike nine.
I was unexpectedly struck, on entering the armoury at the Tower.
Perhaps his carriage took the other path through the wood while we were in the tower.
I come every year to the parsonage, and in my visiting-time I occupy this tower.
Square and small and high stood the tower, as high as the church's eaves.
But I quite forgot to tell what my tower was built like, and of what it was made.
How did you feel about my going into the tower a few moments ago?
Old English torr, from Latin turris "high structure" (cf. Old French tor, 11c.; Spanish, Italian torre "tower"), possibly from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language. Also borrowed separately 13c. as tour, from Old French tur. The modern spelling first recorded in 1520s. Meaning "lofty pile or mass" is recorded from mid-14c.