American English

Definition of tower noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a tall, narrow building or part of a building, especially of a church or castle a clock/bell tower the Tower of London the Eiffel Tower
  2. 2(often in compounds) a tall structure used for sending television or radio signals a television tower
  3. 3(usually in compounds) a tall piece of furniture used for storing things a CD tower see also control tower, cooling tower, ivory tower, watchtower, water tower
  4. Idioms
    a tower of strength
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    a person that you can rely on to help, protect, and comfort you when you are in trouble
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tower