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English noun: tower

1. tower (artifact) a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)barbacan, barbican, beacon, beacon light, bell tower, church tower, clock tower, control tower, high-rise, lighthouse, minaret, mooring mast, mooring tower, pharos, power pylon, pylon, pylon, shot tower, silo, spire, steeple, supporting tower, tower block, turret, watchtower

Instance hyponymCN Tower, Eiffel Tower, Space Needle

2. tower (shape) anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

SamplesThe test tube held a column of white powder.
A tower of dust rose above the horizon.
A thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite.

Synonymscolumn, pillar

Broader (hypernym)form, shape

Narrower (hyponym)columella, hoodoo

3. tower (artifact) a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

Synonymstowboat, tug, tugboat

Broader (hypernym)boat

Part holonymhelm

English verb: tower

1. tower (stative) appear very large or occupy a commanding position

SamplesThe huge sculpture predominates over the fountain.
Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall.

Synonymshulk, loom, predominate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)lift, rear, rise

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