Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

watchtower

play
noun watch·tow·er \ˈwäch-ˌtau̇(-ə)r, ˈwȯch-\

Simple Definition of watchtower

  • : a tower that is used by a person who guards or watches a place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of watchtower

  1. :  a tower for a lookout

1544

First Known Use of watchtower

1544


WATCHTOWER Defined for Kids

watchtower

play
noun watch·tow·er \ˈwäch-ˌtau̇-ər\

Definition of watchtower for Students

  1. :  a tower for a guard or watchman




Learn More about watchtower


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up watchtower? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

perplex soothe disapprove reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ