What is tower?

  • (noun): A powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships.
    Synonyms: tugboat, tug, towboat
    See also — Additional definitions below


A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires.

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King Khalid International Airport - Structure and Facilities - Air Traffic Control Tower
... terminal complex, between the Royal Pavilion and the mosque is the air traffic control tower standing at 81 metres (266 ft) high ... These include the operational level at the base of the tower, two equipment floors, an observation floor, a service floor and the cab floor at the top of the tower from which the ... The tower is supplied with two sources of standby power should the regular source of power be interrupted ...
Vodafone-Funkturm Stuttgart-Vaihingen
... The Vodafone-Funkturm (English Vodafone Radio Tower) is a 98.6-metre (323 ft) high tower for mobile phone services in Stuttgart-Vaihingen ... The tower is constructed from three concrete tubes which are assembled together in the form of a tripod ... The tower is located at Pascal street in Stuttgart-Vaihingen at 48°43′41″N 9°4′46″E / 48.72806°N 9.07944°E / 48.72806 9.07944 ...
Victoria Tower
... The Victoria Tower is the square tower at the south-west end of the Palace of Westminster in London, facing south and west onto Black Rod's Garden and Old Palace Yard ... metres (323 ft), it is slightly taller than the more famous Elizabeth Tower - Big Ben (formerly known as the Clock Tower) at the north end of the Palace (96.3 metres (3 ... The main entrance at the base of the tower is the Sovereign's Entrance, through which the Monarch passes at the State Opening of Parliament ...
Tower, Minnesota - Casino
... Fortune Bay Resort and Casino resides a few miles west of Tower ... It is near Lake Vermilion, a well-known lake with tourists and locals alike ...
New Zealand And South Seas Exhibition (1889)
... Exhibitions included New Zealand's Eiffel Tower, a 40 metre high wooden structure based on the Eiffel Tower built by the Austral Otis Elevator Company ... The tower was estimated to cost £1200 and included an elevator that travelled about 30 m ... A smaller Eiffel Tower, without an elevator, was situated in an adjacent garden area, near the internal courtyard of the exhibition ...

More definitions of "tower":

  • (noun): A structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building.
  • (noun): Anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower.
    Example: "A tower of dust rose above the horizon"
    Synonyms: column, pillar

Famous quotes containing the word tower:

    With the noise of the mourning of the Swattish nation!
    Fallen is at length
    Its tower of strength;
    Its sun is dimmed ere it had nooned;
    Dead lies the great Ahkoond,
    The great Ahkoond of Swat
    Is not!
    George Thomas Lanigan (1845–1886)

    Culture is a sham if it is only a sort of Gothic front put on an iron building—like Tower Bridge—or a classical front put on a steel frame—like the Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street. Culture, if it is to be a real thing and a holy thing, must be the product of what we actually do for a living—not something added, like sugar on a pill.
    Eric Gill (1882–1940)