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towel

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noun tow·el \ˈtau̇(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of towel

  • : a piece of cloth used for drying things

Full Definition of towel

  1. :  an absorbent cloth or paper for wiping or drying

Examples of towel

  1. She dried her hair with a towel.

  2. Here's a towel to wipe up the spill.



Origin of towel

Middle English towaille, from Anglo-French tuaille, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German dwahila towel; akin to Old High German dwahan to wash


First Known Use: 13th century


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towel

verb tow·el

Simple Definition of towel

  • : to dry (something) with a towel

Full Definition of towel

toweled or towelledtowel·ing or towel·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to rub or dry (as the body) with a towel

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to use a towel to dry oneself <toweled down after swimming>

Circa 1839

First Known Use of towel

circa 1839

Rhymes with towel


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towel

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noun tow·el \ˈtau̇(-ə)l\

Medical Definition of towel

  1. 1:  an absorbent cloth or paper for wiping or drying

  2. 2British :  sanitary napkin





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