What is tower?

  • (noun): Anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower.
    Example: "A tower of dust rose above the horizon"
    Synonyms: column, pillar
    See also — Additional definitions below

Tower

A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires.

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King Khalid International Airport - Structure and Facilities - Air Traffic Control Tower
... between the Royal Pavilion and the mosque is the air traffic control tower standing at 81 metres (266 ft) high ... There are 19 separate floor levels in the tower, including the operations area at the base of the tower and a total of 1,230 square metres (13,200 sq ft) of floor space ... These include the operational level at the base of the tower, two equipment floors, an observation floor, a service floor and the cab floor at the top of the tower from ...
Tower, Minnesota - Casino
... Fortune Bay Resort and Casino resides a few miles west of Tower ... It is near Lake Vermilion, a well-known lake with tourists and locals alike ...
New Zealand And South Seas Exhibition (1889)
... Exhibitions included New Zealand's Eiffel Tower, a 40 metre high wooden structure based on the Eiffel Tower built by the Austral Otis Elevator Company and used to display their products ... The tower was estimated to cost £1200 and included an elevator that travelled about 30 m ... A smaller Eiffel Tower, without an elevator, was situated in an adjacent garden area, near the internal courtyard of the exhibition ...
Victoria Tower
... The Victoria Tower is the square tower at the south-west end of the Palace of Westminster in London, facing south and west onto Black Rod's Garden and Old Palace Yard ... (323 ft), it is slightly taller than the more famous Elizabeth Tower - Big Ben (formerly known as the Clock Tower) at the north end of the Palace (96.3 metres (316 ft)) ... The main entrance at the base of the tower is the Sovereign's Entrance, through which the Monarch passes at the State Opening of Parliament ...
Vodafone-Funkturm Stuttgart-Vaihingen
... The Vodafone-Funkturm (English Vodafone Radio Tower) is a 98.6-metre (323 ft) high tower for mobile phone services in Stuttgart-Vaihingen ... The tower is constructed from three concrete tubes which are assembled together in the form of a tripod ... The tower is located at Pascal street in Stuttgart-Vaihingen at 48°43′41″N 9°4′46″E / 48.72806°N 9.07944°E / 48.72806 9.07944 ...

More definitions of "tower":

  • (noun): A structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building.
  • (noun): A powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships.
    Synonyms: tugboat, tug, towboat

Famous quotes containing the word tower:

    So was produced this tragedy
    In a far tower of ivory
    Where, O young men, late in the night
    All you who drink light and stroke the air
    Come back, seeking the night, and cry
    To strict Rapunzel to let down her hair.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    Shall I still be love’s house on the widdershin earth,
    Woe to the windy masons at my shelter?
    Love’s house, they answer, and the tower death
    Lie all unknowing of the grave sin-eater.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)