Meaning of TOWER in English

I. ˈtau̇(-ə)r noun

Etymology: Middle English tour, tor, from Old English torr & Anglo-French tur, tour, both from Latin turris, from Greek tyrris, tyrsis

Date: before 12th century

1. : a building or structure typically higher than its diameter and high relative to its surroundings that may stand apart (as a campanile) or be attached (as a church belfry) to a larger structure and that may be fully walled in or of skeleton framework (as an observation or transmission tower)

2. : a towering citadel : fortress

3. : one that provides support or protection : bulwark

a tower of strength

4. : a personal computer case that stands in an upright position

• tow·ered ˈtau̇(-ə)rd adjective

• tow·er·like ˈtau̇(-ə)r-ˌlīk adjective

II. intransitive verb

Date: 15th century

1. : to reach or rise to a great height

2. : to exhibit superior qualities : surpass

her intellect tower ed over the others'

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.