Definition of tower


  • a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building.
  • anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder", "a tower of dust rose above the horizon", "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite". Synonyms: column, pillar.
  • a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships. Synonyms: towboat, tug, tugboat.


  • appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain", "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall". Synonyms: hulk, loom, predominate.

Related words

barbacan, barbican, beacon, columella, hoodoo, lighthouse, minaret, pharos, pylon, silo, spire, steeple, turret, watchtower.

Words nearby tower

bower, cower, dower, lower, mower, power, rower, sower, toner, toper, toter, towel, towner, vower.

Rhymes with tower

bower, cower, devour, dour, empower, flour, flower, glower, hour, mph, overpower, power, scour, shower, sour, superpower.

Start with tower

towery, toweringly, towerier, towerlike, towered, toweriest, towering, towers.

End with tower

kotower, bestower, kowtower, watchtower, outtower, minitower.

More information about tower

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • tower is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
  • tower is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
  • tower is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 8 points
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