towel

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Towel \Tow"el\, verb (used with an object) To beat with a stick. [Prov. Eng.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Towel \Tow"el\, noun [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we['a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw. tv[*a], Dan. toe, Goth. [thorn]wahan. Cf. {Doily}.] A cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as the person after a bath.

{Towel gourd} (Bot.), the fruit of the cucurbitaceous plant {Luffa Aegyptiaca}; also, the plant itself. The fruit is very fibrous, and, when separated from its rind and seeds, is used as a sponge or towel. Called also {Egyptian bath sponge}, and {dishcloth}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

towel

noun

1: a rectangular piece of absorbent cloth (or paper) for drying or wiping

verb

1: wipe with a towel; "towel your hair dry"


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