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towernoun [C]

uk   /taʊər/  us   /taʊ.ɚ/
B1 a ​tall, ​narrowstructure, often ​square or ​circular, that either ​formspart of a ​building or ​standsalone: the Eiffel tower There's a ​clock on the church tower. He ​works in an office tower in ​downtown San Francisco. a ​tall, usually ​metalstructure used for ​broadcasting: a ​radio/​transmission tower

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towerverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /taʊər/  us   /taʊ.ɚ/
(Definition of tower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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towernoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑʊ·ər/
a ​tall, ​narrowstructure that either ​formspart of a ​building or ​standsalone: a ​clock tower A tower is also a ​tall, usually ​metalstructure used for ​broadcasting: a ​television tower

towerverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈtɑʊ·ər/
to ​appear very ​tall or ​large, or to be much ​taller than something ​else: As we ​drove on, the Rocky Mountains towered before us. Although he’s only 14, ​David towers over his ​mother.
(Definition of tower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tower”
in Korean 탑…
in Arabic بُرْج…
in Malaysian menara…
in French tour…
in Russian башня…
in Chinese (Traditional) 塔, 建築物的塔形部分, 塔樓,高樓…
in Italian torre…
in Turkish kule…
in Polish wieża…
in Spanish torre…
in Vietnamese tháp…
in Portuguese torre…
in Thai ตึกสูง, หอคอย…
in German der Turm…
in Catalan torre…
in Japanese 塔…
in Chinese (Simplified) 塔, 建筑物的塔形部分, 塔楼,高楼…
in Indonesian menara…
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