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Is tow a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tow is a Scrabble US word. The word tow is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is tow a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tow is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

T1O1W4

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Yes. The word tow is a Words With Friends word. The word tow is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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3 letters words from 'tow'

OWT 6TOW 6
TWO 6WOT 6

2 letters words from 'tow'

OW 5TO 2
WO 5 

All 3 letters words made out of tow

tow otw two wto owt wot

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Definitions and meaning of tow

tow

Etymology 1

From Middle English towen, from Old English togian, from Proto-Germanic *tugōną (Middle High German zogen, German ziehen, Dutch tijgen, Old Norse toga), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk-.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: , IPA(key): /təʊ/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /toʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Homophone: toe

Verb

tow (third-person singular simple present tows, present participle towing, simple past and past participle towed)

  1. (transitive) To pull something behind one using a line or chain; to haul.
  2. (running, cycling, motor racing, etc.) To aid someone behind by shielding them from wind resistance.
Translations

Noun

tow (plural tows)

  1. The act of towing and the condition of being towed.
    It isn't the car's battery; I think I need a tow.
  2. Something, such as a tugboat, that tows.
  3. Something, such as a barge, that is towed.
  4. A rope or cable used in towing.
  5. (motor racing) A speed increase given by driving in front of another car on a straight, which causes a slipstream for the car behind.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English touw, from Old English tow- (spinning) (in compounds, e.g. towcræft, towhūs, towlic), from Proto-Germanic *tawwą; compare Old Norse (uncleansed wool), Dutch touw (rope). Perhaps cognate with Old English tawian (prepare for use), Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌿𐌾𐌰𐌽 (taujan, do, make).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: , IPA(key): /təʊ/, (rare) enPR: tou, IPA(key): /taʊ/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /toʊ/

Noun

tow (countable and uncountable, plural tows)

  1. An untwisted bundle of fibers such as cellulose acetate, flax, hemp or jute.
    • And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
    1. (specifically) The short, coarse, less desirable fibers separated by hackling from the finer longer fibers (line).
Derived terms
  • tow haired
  • towhead
Related terms
  • taw

Synonyms

  • hards, oakum
Translations

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Anagrams

  • OTW, WTO, owt, two, wot

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • towe, towȝ, towȝe, tough, towhe, togh, tawe, toow

Etymology

From Old English tow-; for more see English tow.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔu̯/
  • Rhymes: -ɔu̯

Noun

tow

  1. Unprepared flax, especially used as a firestarter.
  2. The fibrous matter of flax or a similar plant; (tow).
  3. Oakum, hards; the rough portion of flax separated during hackling.

Descendants

  • English: tow
  • Scots: towe

References

  • “tou, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TOVARISCH, (Russian) friend, comrade.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)