(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A ~ 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 ~s.
...the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Someone or something that ~s over surrounding people or things is a lot taller than they are.
He stood up and ~ed over her...
VERB: V over/above n
A ~ is a tall structure that is used for sending radio or television signals.
Troops are still in control of the television and radio ~.
A ~ is the same as a ~ block .
...his design for a new office ~ in Frankfurt.
A ~ is a tall box that contains the main parts of a computer, such as the hard disk and the drives. (COMPUTING)
see also clock ~ , control ~ , ivory ~
If you refer to someone as a ~ 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 ~ of strength to our whole family.
PHRASE: ~ inflects, v-link PHR, oft PHR to n approval