A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires.
Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone on the ground, or as part of a larger structure or device such as a fortified building or as an integral part of a bridge, the term also denoting a raised structure on a ship or other vehicle.
Famous quotes containing the word tower:
“If God made me a princess, why didnt he take a little more time and make my hair so it wouldnt snarl?”
—Robert N. Lee. Rowland V. Lee. Princess, Tower of London, while the Princess mother is combing her hair (1939)
“The tower said, One!
And then a steeple.
They spoke to themselves....”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Shall I still be loves house on the widdershin earth,
Woe to the windy masons at my shelter?
Loves house, they answer, and the tower death
Lie all unknowing of the grave sin-eater.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)