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Bible Usage:

  • tow used 3 times.
  • tower used 48 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Watch-towers or fortified posts in frontier or exposed situations are mentioned in Scripture, as the tower of Edar, etc., (Genesis 35:21; Isaiah 21:5,8,11; Micah 4:8) etc.; the tower of Lebanon. (2 Samuel 8:6) Besides these military structures, we read in Scripture of towers built in vineyards as an almost necessary appendage to them. (1 Samuel 5:2; Matthew 22:33; Mark 12:1) Such towers are still in use in Palestine in vineyards, especially near Hebron, and are used as lodges for the keepers of the vineyards.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TOW'ER, noun [Latin turris.]

1. A building, either round or square, raised to a considerable elevation and consisting of several stories. When towers are erected with other buildings, as they usually are, they rise above the main edifice. They are generally flat on the top, and thus differ from steeples or spires. Before the invention of guns, places were fortified with towers and attacked with movable towers mounted on wheels, which placed the besiegers on a level with the walls.

2. A citadel; a fortress. Psalms 61:3.

3. A high head dress.

4. High flight; elevation.

Tower bastion, in fortification, a small tower in the form of a bastion, with rooms or cells underneath for men and guns.

Tower of London, a citadel containing an arsenal. It is also a palace where the kings of England have sometimes lodged.

TOW'ER, verb intransitive To rise and fly high; to soar; to be lofty.

Sublime thoughts, which tower above the clouds.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Tower of the Furnaces

(Nehemiah 3:11; 12:38), a tower at the north-western angle of the second wall of Jerusalem. It was probably so named from its contiguity to the "bakers' street" (Jeremiah 37:21).

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TOW'ERED, adjective Adorned or defended by towers.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TOW'ERING, participle present tense Rising aloft; mounting high; soaring.

1. adjective Very high; elevated; as a towering highth.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TOW'ER-MUSTARD, noun [tower and mustard.] A plant of the genus Turritis.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Of Babel (Genesis 11:4), Edar (Genesis 35:21), Penuel (Judges 8:9, 17), Shechem (9:46), David (Song of Solomon 4:4), Lebanon (7:4), Syene (Ezekiel 29:10), Hananeel (Zechariah 14:10), Siloam (Luke 13:4). There were several towers in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 26:9; Psalms 48:12). They were erected for various purposes, as watch-towers in vineyard (Isaiah 5:2; Matthew 21:33) and towers for defence.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TOW'ERY, adjective Having towers; adorned or defended by towers; as towery cities.