Definition of Towering

1. Adjective. Of imposing height; especially standing out above others. "Towering icebergs"

Exact synonyms: Eminent, Lofty, Soaring
Similar to: High
Derivative terms: Loftiness, Loftiness

Definition of Towering

1. a. Very high; elevated; rising aloft; as, a towering height.

Definition of Towering

1. Verb. (present participle of tower) ¹

2. Adjective. Very tall or high, particularly used to denote something that is taller than anything around it. ¹

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Definition of Towering

1. tower [v] - See also: tower

Towering Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Towering

tower block
tower crane
tower cress
tower mustard
tower of silence
tower of strength
tower over
tower skull
towering (current term)
towering inferno
towering infernos
towers of Hanoi
towers of strength

Literary usage of Towering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1854)
"... And in a meadow green and broad, by the bank of a river, Saw the tents of the Christians, the tents of the Jesuit Mission. Under a towering oak ..."

2. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"... which strides after me in pursuit from forgotten days — towering for ever into proportions more and more colossal, overhanging and overshadowing my head ..."

3. Chemical Technology; Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to the Arts and by Edmund Ronalds, Thomas Richardson, Henry Watts, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp (1865)
"towering Rockets. When one rocket is fixed on the top of another of larger dimensions, they are called towering Rockets, as they ascend to a greater height. ..."

4. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... the thong Of his loud sling: the leaden bullet clove The youth's mid-forehead, and his towering form Fell prostrate its full length along the ground. ..."

5. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson (1857)
"... it was continued in tbat empire while it remained heathen : but when the emperors themselves received Christianity, and the towering eagles resigned the ..."

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