Hypertext Webster Gateway: "towering"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Towering \Tow"er*ing\, a.
1. Very high; elevated; rising aloft; as, a towering height.

2. Hence, extreme; violent; surpassing.

A man agitated by a towering passion. --Sir W.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Tower \Tow"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {towered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high;
hence, to soar.

On the other side an high rock towered still.

My lord protector's hawks do tower so well. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : of imposing height; especially standing out above others;
"an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring
spires of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs" [syn: {eminent},
{lofty}, {soaring}]

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