meaning of tower

1. A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
A projection from a line of wall, as a fortification, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher.
A structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its width and to the height of the rest of the edifice; as, a church tower.
A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
High flight; elevation.
To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
To soar into.
a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building

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