transcription, транскрипция: [ taʊə(r) ]
( towers, towering, towered)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A tower is a tall, narrow building, that either stands alone or forms part of another building such as a church or castle.
...an eleventh century castle with 120-foot high towers.
...the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
N-COUNT ; N-IN-NAMES
Someone or something that towers over surrounding people or things is a lot taller than they are.
He stood up and towered over her...
VERB : V over/above n
A tower is a tall structure that is used for sending radio or television signals.
Troops are still in control of the television and radio tower.
A tower is the same as a tower block .
...his design for a new office tower in Frankfurt.
A tower is a tall box that contains the main parts of a computer, such as the hard disk and the drives. ( COMPUTING )
see also clock tower , control tower , ivory tower
If you refer to someone as a tower of strength , you appreciate them because they give you a lot of help, support, and encouragement when you have problems or are in a difficult situation.
Pat was a tower of strength to our whole family.
PHRASE : tower inflects , v-link PHR , oft PHR to n [ approval ]