Eiffel Tower


Eiffel Tower
the subst. \/ˈaɪf(ə)lˌtaʊə\/
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  • Eiffel Tower — [ī′fəl] n. [after A. G. Eiffel (1832 1923), Fr engineer who designed it] tower of iron framework in Paris, built for the International Exposition of 1889: 984 ft (300 m) high …   English World dictionary

  • Eiffel Tower — erected in the Champ de Mars for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; at 984.25 feet the world s tallest structure at the time. Designed by French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832 1923) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eiffel Tower — Infobox Skyscraper caption=The Eiffel Tower as seen from the Champ de Mars building name=Eiffel Tower location=Paris, France roof=convert|300.65|m|ft|0 antenna spire=convert|324|m|ft|0 built=1887 – 1889 engineer=Gustave Eiffel architect=Gustave… …   Wikipedia

  • Eiffel Tower — a tower of skeletal iron construction in Paris, France: built for the exposition of 1889. 984 ft. (300 m) high. [named after A. G. EIFFEL, its engineer and principal designer] * * * Parisian landmark built for the Centennial Exposition of 1889.… …   Universalium

  • Eiffel Tower — (la Tour Eiffel)    The large wrought iron tower in Paris, which is both a city and a national landmark, the Eiffel Tower is an early example of wrought iron construction on a massive scale. It was designed and built (1887 89) by the French civil …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Eiffel Tower —    The Eiffel Tower was erected for the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition. The designer for this latticework iron tower was France s most renowned authority on iron construction, civil engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832 1923). Eiffel had… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Eiffel Tower — Eif|fel Tow|er the Eiffel Tower a 300 metre high metal tower in Paris, completed in 1889. It is often used as a ↑symbol representing Paris or France …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Eiffel Tower — /aɪfəl ˈtaʊə/ (say uyfuhl towuh) noun a tower of skeletal iron construction in Paris; built for the exhibition of 1889. 300 m high. {named after Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, 1832–1923, French engineer whose firm built the tower, based on the concept …   Australian English dictionary

  • Eiffel Tower — Eif′fel Tow′er [[t]ˈaɪ fəl[/t]] n. geg a tower of skeletal iron construction in Paris, France: built for the exposition of 1889. 984 ft. (300 m) high • Etymology: after A. G. Eiffel (1832–1923), its engineer and principal designer …   From formal English to slang

  • Eiffel Tower — noun a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man made structure • Instance Hypernyms: ↑tower • Part Holonyms: ↑Paris, ↑City of Light, ↑French capital, ↑capital of France …   Useful english dictionary

  • EIFFEL TOWER —    a structure erected on the banks of the Seine in Paris, the loftiest in the world, being 985 ft. in height, and visible from all parts of the city; it consists of three platforms, of which the first is as high as the towers of Notre Dame; the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia