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Etymology

Old English torr

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Noun

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Singular
tower

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tower ({{{1}}})
A nineteenth century water tower
  1. A structure, usually taller than it is wide, often used as a lookout.
    From the top of the tower we could see far off into the distance.
  2. (figuratively) Any item, such as a computer case, that is usually higher than it is wide.

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Verb

Infinitive
to tower

Third person singular
towers

Simple past
towered

Past participle
-

Present participle
towering

to tower (third-person singular simple present towers, present participle towering, simple past and past participle towered)
  1. To be considerably taller than.
    The basketball players towered over their fans.

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