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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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