Meaning of TOWER in English

TOWER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a church tower

I looked at the clock on the church tower.

a tower block (= very high and usually in a poor area )

She lived on the 17th floor of a tower block in East London.

a towering cliff (= very high )

the towering cliffs of Gibraltar

a towering rage (= extremely angry )

He was in a towering rage.

an observation deck/platform/tower (= a structure that is built in order to observe something )

The army built an observation tower on the top of the building.

conning tower

control tower

cooling tower

ivory tower

an academic in an ivory tower

moutains soar/tower literary (= go very high into the sky )

The distant mountains soar abruptly towards the sky.

observation tower

tower block

Twin Towers, the

water tower

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

central

The central and western towers are heavy and solemn and the façade, though finely sculptured, is of recent restoration.

The West Tower, where she lives, was completed first, followed by the South and Central towers .

Many were of wood and featured fine carving, canopies, beautiful lamps, and central towers .

This central tower represents a lighthouse, Holmes.

Here, the old central tower over the crossing was replaced by the unique octagon and lantern.

The crossing has very tall piers and arches under the central tower .

Irkutsk acquired a massive station, with two central towers capped by domes and larger corner blocks with connecting wings.

At Puebla, the Inter-Oceanic Station of the National lines was a solid stone range with a squat central tower .

cooling

The power stations need much water for their boilers and cooling towers .

Water Hygiene and Ventilation - the specialised cleaning service for industrial and commercial ventilation systems, water tanks and cooling towers .

Water in cooling towers can be contaminated with legionella bacteria: surveys found the organism in 40-70 percent of hotels and hospitals.

How about a new development strategy which concentrates heat-hungry projects in the shadows of the nation's cooling towers .

We have a monthly cooling tower water treatment with your company, the service consultant is John Norris.

Nothing breaches the flatness except some kind of smokestack or cooling tower a couple of miles to the north.

Table 1 shows how often Legionella is found in hot and cold water systems and cooling tower water.

These conditions are frequently found in cooling towers , hot water systems and header tanks.

great

The building is surrounded by walls and the visitor enters through the great bell tower gateway.

Some lawyers have come down from the great towers of our cities to where the people are-and they must.

The great tower or Stump of St Botolph's church dominates both the town and the river which gave it its prosperity.

The white buildings of the cortijo, with its great gate and tower , still dominated the yellow landscape.

And the great tower remains unfinished.

high

In the distance, above the roofs, the high towers of the adjoining sectors could be seen.

A wondrous city, its high towers resembling the Jukeboxes of the Gods.

The magnificent 90 foot high tower of Orford Castle offers extensive views of Orford, and the seashore nearby.

In 1876 he built a high water tower , topped for a time with a telescope.

Only the power of magic enabled the Elves to construct such a high tower .

Relocating all tenants from high rise tower blocks to low rise housing requires enormous logistic skills.

The bells were clanging in the high tower which soared up to a steel blue sky.

ivory

Why did I not practice taxation or company law, for example, and live in an ivory tower ?

I think you live in an ivory tower .

octagonal

The octagonal tower window faced south but curved from west to east.

Off one corner, an octagonal tower walled with mirrors Margarett left outdoors one winter to weather to an appropriate cloudiness.

The octagonal crossing tower rises high with its spire.

You can include an octagonal tower , a wraparound porch or a two-story vaulted-glass-walled kitchen.

The house was tall, three storeys high, and the octagonal tower commanded a wide view of the promenade.

square

At the new Chicago Grand Central of 1898-90, a striking office-block exterior was attached to a massive square corner tower .

This square tower has circular turrets on each side, the whole making a fortified place of retreat.

Strängnäs Cathedral has a large square western tower , though its apsidal east end presents the finest exterior view of the building.

To my right, almost on the horizon, I thought I could see the square tower of a church.

There is an immense square tower in the centre and a high pitched roof on either side of it.

After being severely damaged in a storm, the spire was replaced with a square tower in 1969.

It was a simple drawing of a square tower , standing in splendid isolation like an accusing finger pointing at the sky.

tall

They are severely simple with tall towers and spires and lancet or geometrical window design.

The purpose of the place was a vaulted whitewashed building with a tall bell tower .

Many of these have tall towers , sometimes with spires, generally set at the west end.

The 200-foot-\#tall circular tower is scheduled to open March 1.

The exterior is plain and undistinguished but with a tall , elegant tower .

It is a five-aisled hall church, entirely of brick and with a single, very tall western tower and spire.

The exterior is large, forceful in design and has an impressive façade with tall towers .

It has two tall Lombardic towers and three domes over the nave.

twin

It is large, with tall, twin western towers and spires, nearly 400 feet high.

At Forty-second Street stand the twin apartment towers of Manhattan Plaza, grim reminders of two more miserable affairs.

The original station in Colombo had twin towers which housed the first and second-class booking offices at their bases.

Kuala Lumpur has twin towers that are the tallest buildings in the world.

Approach the old quarter from any direction, and the twin towers of the baroque cathedral dominate.

It has tall, twin western towers and spires and a long nave and choir.

It has twin west towers and gables with similar eastern towers flanking the apse.

A number of façades, like those of Brussels and Antwerp Cathedrals, have twin western towers and portico below.

western

Here is a stone, tall, well-proportioned cathedral, with western towers and spires, built on classic Latin cross plan.

It is large, with tall, twin western towers and spires, nearly 400 feet high.

The central and western towers are heavy and solemn and the façade, though finely sculptured, is of recent restoration.

It is a five-aisled hall church, entirely of brick and with a single, very tall western tower and spire.

Strängnäs Cathedral has a large square western tower , though its apsidal east end presents the finest exterior view of the building.

It has tall, twin western towers and spires and a long nave and choir.

■ NOUN

bell

The building is surrounded by walls and the visitor enters through the great bell tower gateway.

We kissed, and every time the bell tower sounded, we listened attentively.

Hollola is a fine country church with decorative gables and detached, classical bell tower added in 1848.

Already heavily damaged by the September quakes, the Foligno bell tower lost more pieces Sunday during a series of quakes.

The bell tower dates from the eleventh-century and is the oldest in the Lombardy Romanesque style that still exists.

And then Madeleine ascends the mission bell tower .

Lombard influence shows chiefly in the bell towers .

In little villages it is often a white clapboard building with a hip roof and a bell tower .

block

Competition entrants are asked to look at how to transform the tower block typology into a new type of community.

A spokesman for the Housing Department would only say that the tower blocks had seemed a good idea at the time.

And even more amazing that he can still squeeze through chimneys and central heating air vents in tower blocks .

Only from the windows of a derelict tower block squatted by women was there any deliberately hostile response.

And new cars shed their value faster than a Steinway falls from the top of a tower block .

The tower block , the demolition, and Hugh bad now and dying in his bed.

Glasgow certainly needs a modern landmark - something to deflect the eye from the miserable tower blocks of the 1960s.

Maybe they had lived in one of his tower blocks .

church

The church tower was altered in the 1950s and swifts can no longer get in.

Beyond the inn a church tower perched in the tree-tops and behind it crowded high green sheltering hills.

Allen had just been able to see the church tower .

St Mary's Church tower presents an enigma.

The most remarkable feature of Coningsby village is the single handed clock on St Michael's church tower .

It would be surprising to find a chapel with such a substantial church tower so early.

As the church clock struck twelve, they listened to the heavy notes ringing out from the church tower .

clock

Some parts of the painting, such as the area around the clock tower are nearly finished at this stage.

The famous clock tower stays as a permanent reminder.

Only the clock tower on the stables showed from behind the trees.

The only additions are the 30-year-old first pier and the clock tower seen in the distance.

There is also an appealing clock tower , built in 1899.

Henry was wasting his time and, as if to underline this fact, he glanced at the clock tower .

The church dominates the commercial centre with its clock tower visible from the housing developments on the outskirts.

A popular rendezvous and a familiar landmark with its prominent clock tower .

control

Birkwood Lock, the first mechanized lock with control tower and traffic light gantry.

He practiced landings on Sunday, then told the control tower that he would fly for another hour.

The control tower staff saw the aircraft making a sharp left-hand climbing turn before it disappeared into thick low cloud.

A window also was blown out of the control tower .

Meanwhile, up in Duxford's control tower , John Allison was anxiously waiting.

The quake shattered windows in the control tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and forced the airport's immediate closure.

Soon, Rob would take S-Sugar on to the runway and wait for clearance from the control tower .

house

The dungeon tower houses craft workshops and the resident falconer gives regular displays.

observation

For an overall impression of the site a visit is recommended to the top of the observation tower .

I know people who like to lean over the edge of observation towers or ride the tallest roller coasters without holding on.

office

A., when hundreds of covert jumps were carried out from the unfinished skeletons of office towers on Bunker Hill.

At the Eighth Avenue end, nearest to the commercial district, there would be an office tower of about forty-five stories.

So, beneath the site of the office tower , there was rock at seventeen feet.

During a recent humid week, business people poured from soaring office towers .

In exchange, it got the right to build two office towers adjacent to city hall.

Plans were made for a fast-food restaurant across the Plaza at the foot of the office tower .

water

The most distinctive land-mark in the parish is the Rimswell water tower , built in 1916 to serve South Holderness with water.

Since time immemorial, boys have climbed the water tower .

This pressure is maintained by means of water towers and gravity, or by booster pumping stations.

A simple life, no one to worry about except yourself. --- Till you go and climb a water tower .

In 1876 he built a high water tower , topped for a time with a telescope.

Janey teetering on a ledge with a storm-gray New York cityscape behind her, water towers , sooty brick.

Over the deserted houses, the water tower loomed.

Even the water tower in Addison, a northern suburb, is bathed in blue light.

■ VERB

add

In 1057 an immense stone tower was added .

The Coast Guard also has said it has found no serious problems caused by adding the two towers .

The construction will add two nine-story towers to the existing Headquarter5 Tower, which is connected to the Operations Building.

build

Block play Building two towers with similar sized bricks, matching one-to-one to build towers of similar height.

He built four massive towers , two on each side of the gorge, to support four cables.

Robert Myle built one such tower on the Shore at the corner of Tower Street in 1685.

For Charlie Swibel, building the apartment towers was coming a long way from being a flophouse and slum operator.

Cities vied with each other to build more beautiful towers .

In exchange, it got the right to build two office towers adjacent to city hall.

They then raised the money to build a replica tower one-third the size in 1891.

In 1876 he built a high water tower , topped for a time with a telescope.

climb

She would climb a tower , look down and cry.

Since time immemorial, boys have climbed the water tower .

A simple life, no one to worry about except yourself. --- Till you go and climb a water tower .

They climbed up to the small tower that was perched on top of the terminal building.

Albert remained politely in the car while Rob climbed the water tower .

The prince went all a-flutter as he climbed to a memorial tower on Scolty Hill in Banchory, Grampian.

There is a rifle range and climbing tower .

stand

Remembering how she had stood on the tower battlements the next morning, watching her knight ride away.

At Forty-second Street stand the twin apartment towers of Manhattan Plaza, grim reminders of two more miserable affairs.

We are standing outside the tower on the ledge.

The outside of the base was a rectangular box and on it would stand the square-sided tower .

Odonatist towers stand everywhere, glass towers resembling translucent vases.

Then the chief stepped forward and stood by the conning tower hatch.

In the middle stood a dark deserted tower .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

in a towering rage

please Sir/Mrs Towers etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a clock tower

radio towers

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At Montego Bay there was an overall shed backed by a long building with an elaborate tower .

In the distance, above the roofs, the high towers of the adjoining sectors could be seen.

It bounced back on the field after it hit the tower , and Willie Mays retrieved it for me.

The bell tower came into view, a square slim block of stone separated from the church by a dozen yards.

The local army base, a corrugated fortress with a spindly camera tower , is pressed right up against a primary school.

Then Henrietta and Samantha charged up to the tower , with Jacqueline stumbling after them, to quarrel about their bedrooms.

Up ahead, the towers of New York Hospital rose straight up from the edge of the highway.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

above

Ralph is now all alone against Jack's hunters, who tower above upon Castle Rock.

Giles Cathedral towers above the Old Town.

What sets it apart is its situation, with the massive range of the Taygetus mountains towering above .

Occasionally the skeleton of a leafless flame tree towered above smaller shrubs.

over

He towered over his foes, and was flailing at them two-handed.

Big for his age, he towered over Garry who was eleven.

Seeing him towering over the young hedgehog like that, licking his great, greedy chops ... Oh!

It towered over the railway line and the makeshift station, a platform without a signboard.

That was something else she found maddening, the fact that he towered over her.

As it grew gradually nearer, and larger, they soon found it towering over them - a mighty steel fortress.

Majestic snow-capped peaks towered over sweeping flower-strewn plains.

He towered over everybody like a strapping Gallic chieftain.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As it grew gradually nearer, and larger, they soon found it towering over them - a mighty steel fortress.

He stooped and towered above me.

I stood there feeling ugly and out of place, a large man towering over this crumpled child.

It towered so far above me I couldn't even see the top of it.

The Cyclopes, too, were gigantic, towering up like mighty mountain crags and devastating in their power.

They tower over the rest of the world in the Atlanta medals table.

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