tower etymology

English word tower comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) tour, Old English (ca. 450-1100) tor, Old French (842-ca. 1400) torel, Old English (ca. 450-1100) tor-, Old English (ca. 450-1100) tūr, Old French (842-ca. 1400) toer

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word tower. Currently you are viewing the etymology of tower with the meaning: (Noun) (cartomancy) The nineteenth Lenormand card, representing structure, bureaucracy, stability and loneliness.. (figurative) A strong refuge; a defence.. (figuratively) Any item, such as a computer [...](cartomancy) The nineteenth Lenormand card, representing structure, bureaucracy, stability and loneliness.. (figurative) A strong refuge; a defence.. (figuratively) Any item, such as a computer [...]

Detailed word origin of tower

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tour Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
tor Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
torel Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
tor- Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
tūr Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
toer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
toor Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
tower English (eng) (cartomancy) The nineteenth Lenormand card, representing structure, bureaucracy, stability and loneliness.. (figurative) A strong refuge; a defence.. (figuratively) Any item, such as a computer case, that is usually higher than it is wide.. (historical) A tall fashionable headdress.. (informal) An interlocking tower.. (obsolete) High flight; elevation.. A control tower.. A similarly framed [...]

Words with the same origin as tower

Descendants of tour
tor tore